The inaugural day of the BJP’s national convention, which will see the party set the course for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, was attended by all of the party’s top leaders.

New Delhi: The Bharatiya National Party (BJP) began its annual two-day national convention on Friday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in attendance along with senior leaders, Union ministers and chief ministers in tow.

The convention is being attended by over 12,000 party leaders and workers, and is the biggest ever for the BJP’s national council. Party president Amit Shah delivered the inaugural speech, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the concluding speech on Saturday, laying down the agenda for the general elections.

A look at day 1 of the convention.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley sits two seats away from LK Advani at the start of the BJP national convention in New Delhi on Friday | Praveen Jain/ThePrint
BJP chief ministers Yogi Aadityanath (UP), Vijay Rupani (Gujarat), Manohar Lal Khattar (Haryana), and Trivendra Singh Rawat (Uttarakhand) with Union minister KJ Alphons and Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu at the party’s national convention in New Delhi on Friday | Praveen Jain/ThePrint
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath with Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani and Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar at the BJP national convention | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as veteran leader L.K. Advani, and Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Rajnath Singh stand by at the national convention in New Delhi on Friday | Praveen Jain/ThePrint
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP leaders L.K. Advani, Rajnath Singh and Sushma Swaraj raise their arms during party president Amit Shah’s inaugural speech at the national convention in New Delhi on Friday | Praveen Jain/ThePrint
BJP president Amit Shah with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and veteran leader leaders L.K. Advani at the national convention in New Delhi on Friday | Praveen Jain/ThePrint
The BJP held its annual national convention in New Delhi on 11-12 January 2019
BJP workers take a selfie at the party’s Bihar unit booth at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on Friday | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

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