With eye on 2019 Polls, PM Modi to meet BJP Chief Ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and parliamentary board members in a meeting with the party chief ministers, at the party headquarters in New Delhi.

"I appeal to you all to bless the BJP to form the next government under the leadership of BS Yeddyurappa who is a farmer's son, by voting for the party in the upcoming assembly election", said Modi at the rally in this textile town, about 260 km northwest of Bengaluru. "It is time to replace dynastic politics with development politics", he said.

If the NDA government does meet its deadline of taking electricity to all houses by around the time of the next Lok Sabha polls, it could give the BJP a poll plank. "On February 14, 2018, when PNB did its filing with the National Stock Exchange, they admitted that their exposure is $1,771.69 million", Congress communications in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala said.

Rajput claimed that even the opposition is in favour of simultaneous polls but the government should compulsorily discuss its implementation in an all-party meeting. "One family ruled the country for 48 years and one tea seller ruled for 48 months". Third, the meeting is being held after presentation of fifth and final Budget of this Modi government and as final rounds of Assembly elections near ahead of the 2019 general election.

"Had an extensive interaction with BJP Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers", Modi said on Twitter.

Mumbai: Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis is in favour of fighting assembly elections along with the Lok Sabha polls, which are scheduled to be held in April-May next year.

He said when he called Modi a facilitator of corruption, BJP leaders created a ruckus in the the legislative assembly, for the "truth is always bitter". They were also told to focus on seats which the BJP lost in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

A three-page note on "One Nation-One Election" has also been sent asking the Chief Ministers to form committees under the leadership of a senior leader either from government or organisation so that the issue can gain momentum in public discourse.

  • Rogelio Becker