BJP to hold core group meet, 2014 polls up for discussion

The BJP after its strategy meeting on Thursday is all set to hold a core group meeting on Friday, the first after Rajnath Singh took over as the president of the party.

Zee News reported that the BJP top brass will discuss the party's strategy for the Lok Sabha elections scheduled to be held in 2014. The deliberations will also focus on the upcoming national council meet of the party.

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While BJP described yesterday's meeting merely as a "note-exchange" exercise among the three outfits, sources said other than Hindu terror, the Ram temple issue and Communal Violence Bill were also discussed.

Party spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad yesterday said, "BJP, in 1989, at Palampur had passed a resolution that a grand Ram temple should be constructed at Ayodhya. This is the demand of the BJP, the nation and crores of Hindus across the world."

VHP and RSS also expressed their concern to the BJP over the Communal Violence Bill, especially its provision that a riot is initiated only by the majority community. They feel this will be used by the authorities to target Hindus when communal violence takes place.

BJP sources say that the parliamentary board of the party will be reconstituted and senior leaders will be allotted various organizational responsibilities keeping in mind the assembly elections in several states this year and the 2014 General Elections, reported Zee News.

With inputs from PTI