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BJP is organising a two-day event on 11 & 12 January, at which its bigwigs will interact with nearly 15,000 public representatives and grassroots leaders.

New Delhi: Exactly a month after the Bharatiya Janata Party lost power in three states, its president Amit Shah has decided to put up a grand show of strength. Just about three months before the Lok Sabha elections, the party will hold a national convention (rashtriya adhiveshan) at the Ramlila Maidan in Delhi on 11 and 12 January, on a scale that hasn’t been seen since 2010.

The convention will host all of the BJP’s public representatives, district presidents and district general secretary-rank leaders, taking the number of attendees to about 15,000, instead of the usual 4,000.

“Earlier, we did not invite councillors and general secretaries of districts. This is the party’s way to officially sound the poll bugle for 2019,” said a senior party leader involved in the preparations.

The leader said this grand scale was last seen at the national convention organised in Indore in 2010, when Nitin Gadkari was party president.

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Purpose of the large convention

BJP workers’ morale may have suffered a blow after the BJP’s poll reverses in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, and this show of strength is designed to get it back up.

Another purpose of the convention is to establish a dialogue between leaders and with grassroots workers, to make them redouble their efforts and get Narendra Modi re-elected as prime minister.

Apart from PM Modi and party president Shah, union ministers and senior BJP leaders like Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Nitin Gadkari are expected to interact with party workers, and try to dispel any doubts they may have about various issues, before they go out to spread its message to the voters.

The workers will be asked to inform the public about the Modi government’s people-centric policies and welfare measures.

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  1. To rephrase Justice J S Verma, be you ever so mighty, the humble voter is above you. Always useful in a democracy to keep that in mind.

  2. Prof PK Sharma, Freelance Journalist,Barnala (Punjab)

    Ironic indeed ! National Convention of BJP ! Very startling thought and too early !

    Where is the NATION ? Is not BJP above the nation ?

    At the national executive meeting of the BJP in the first week of September at Delhi
    BJP Party supremo Mr.Amit Shah had made very tall claim and assertion of ruling
    over the nation for fifty years ! It remains to be seen whether Supremo is going to
    reiterate the same at this two day convention too or not evenafter the BJP was humbled
    at the hustings in all the five assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh,Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh,
    Telangana and Mizoram bowled out for zero !

    Curiosity haunts the Indians whether BJP Margak Darshak Mandal ‘s two sidelined BJP
    stalwarts Mr.Lal Krishan Advani and Dr.Murli Manohar Joshi too will now be held in high
    esteem or not ? What about Mr.Arun Shourie, Dr.Subramanian Swamy, Mr. Shatrughan
    Sinha and Mr.Kirti Azad ? Will they all too be attached any weightage and significance in
    these proposed parleys or not ?

    It is in the lap of time now whether this convention turns out to be a convention of “dummies”
    and “yesmen” or of ” real- spirited feedbackers and inputters “who had been overlooked
    in the past more than four and a half years of NaMo regime” ?

    It remains a moot question, will the duo of NaMo-Shah bring moon and sun on earth in India in
    this span of almost four months in the run up to the Lok Sabha Polls 2019 ?

    Let us see what is in store for the destiny of India ? Almost four years and eight years period had been
    very disgusting, disappointing and frustrating for the Indians in wake of utopian, tall and fictitious
    promises made by the BJP duo of NaMo-Shah ! Winning polls should not be the leitmotif of any political
    outfit but at the same time delivering the goods and living upto the expectations of the masses should also
    match in equal proportions !

    Some new ray of hope and silver-lining for the Indian Nationals is certainly in the offing ?

    Prof PK Sharma, Freelance Journalist
    Pom Anm Nest,Barnala(Punjab)


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