Ahead of assembly elections, BJP's National Executive to meet next month

New Delhi: The BJP's National Executive is set to meet next month ahead of assembly elections in five states and at a time when the Modi government is facing flak from the opposition over issues like "crushing" dissent andits "poor" handling of economy.

Official sources said the meeting is likely to be held on 19-20 March, days after the first leg of the Budget Session ends, in the national capital.

Ahead of assembly elections, BJPs National Executive to meet next month

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Before the meeting, party chief Amit Shah, who was re-elected to the post last month, will reconstitute the executive and the other national bodies of party, a move that will shed light on the internal dynamics within the saffron outfit.

The two-day National Executive will set the tone for the party's approach to the political challenges facing it, more so as it comes at a time when the ruling party is being seen at its lowest ebb since storming to power at the Centre.

It suffered a drubbing in Bihar and some of its state governments, like in Gujarat and Haryana, are perceived to have lost a bit of political capital during the quota stir.

JNU row and the controversy over the suicide of a Dalit scholar in the Hyderabad Central University have been used by the opposition and the party's key office bearers will deliberate over it, sources said.

"It will be during the session. So obviously the burning issues will be deliberated. We expect that the meeting will re-energise the cadre ahead of state elections. We are seeing an increasingly hostile and united opposition against BJP," sources said.

The last meeting of the National Executive was held in Bengaluru in April last year.


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Updated Date: Feb 26, 2016 16:33:19 IST

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