BJP’s golden era would arrive when it rules across the country, from panchayats to Parliament: Amit Shah

Setting a new target for party leaders and workers, Party President Shri Amit Shah has said that despite being in power at the Centre and in 13 states, the party is yet to achieve its peak and urged them to devote themselves to the cause. 

The two day Bharatiya Janata Party National Executive meeting was held after two long decades in Odisha’s capital city Bhubaneswar on 15 and 16 April, 2017. This was BJP’s first political programme after its sweeping victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Apart from Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and BJP National President Shri Amit Shah, BJP senior leaders like Shri LK Advani, Dr. MM Joshi, all 13 CM’s of BJP ruled states, Union Ministers and all the Executive Members of the party attended the meeting.

Inaugurating the two-day BJP National Executive meeting in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on 15 April, 2017 BJP National President Shri Amit Shah hailed Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi as the most popular political leader in post-independence India.
In the inaugural address Shri Shah said after the British left India, Congress dominated the national polity for many years. The party ruled at the Centre for more than five decades with both Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi serving as PM for more than a decade each. However, PM Shri Narendra Modi emerged as the most popular political leader in post-independence India both nationally and internationally, he said.

The BJP President asserted that the party has changed the meaning of victory after winning Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand with a three-fourths majority. He also attacked political parties for questioning the reliability of EVMs and asked them to accept defeat gracefully.

He said the BJP now plans to further expand its footprint in Kerala, West Bengal and Odisha, the three big states where the party did not do well in the last general elections.
Setting a new target for party leaders and workers, Party President Shri Amit Shah has said that despite being in power at the Centre and in 13 states, the party is yet to achieve its peak and urged them to devote themselves to the cause. He said all National Executive Members have been instructed to spend at least a fortnight at the grass roots and interact with booth level workers in the coming days.

“Many people declared after the 2014 general elections that the BJP reached its peak, but it was not so. They then said in 2017 (after elections to the five states, including Uttar Pradesh) that the BJP has now attained its peak, but it is not the case,” he said.
The BJP is yet to be at its peak. The BJP will attain its peak when BJP will have Chief Ministers in all the states and it has members everywhere — from panchayats to Parliament,” Shri Shah added.
“Let’s resolve to make BJP a pan-India party from panchayats to Parliament. BJP’s golden period should be associated with country’s golden period,” Shri Shah said.

The Party President in his speech sought party Karyakartas to shun any complacency despite having won power in more than a dozen states now.

Noting that the government led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will complete three years in office on May 26 and had worked hard during this period, he said, “We have done work which other governments would do in two-three terms.”
The BJP National President also said that earlier there was a perception that BJP was doing well only where there was Congress and not against the regional parties, but the recent election results of Uttar Pradesh has proved this perception wrong.

Targeting the opposition for questioning EVMs, Shri Shah said despite making excuses these parties should have honestly introspected the reasons. “It was expected from the defeated parties that after their defeat, these parties should have honestly accepted it but they began making excuses. Among the excuses, EVMs are being discussed. “Such talks are not only about accepting defeat honestly but to dishonor the Election Commission,” he said.

In a sarcastic attack, he said that when the United Progressive Alliance won the 2004 and 2009 general elections or the Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party won the Uttar Pradesh elections in 2007 and 2012, then there was no problem, but now all of the sudden questions are being raised about EVMs.

Shri Amit Shah has given a clear signal in the executive meeting that the party would work relentlessly to grab the eastern state in the 2019 elections.

“We were weak in Odisha. But, our workers fought relentlessly and we came to the second position in the panchayat polls. Shri Amit Shah has asked the party workers to work harder and we will continue our work in the coming days as well,” he said.
“The people in Odisha want a change from the incumbent government, which is in power since 2000. The Naveen Patnaik government has failed to provide basic amenities to the people in the state,” he said.
Before his concluding remark Shri Shah once again asked party Karyakartas to resolve to make BJP a pan-India party from panchayats to Parliament.

Highlights of the Inaugural Speech

-The BJP has changed the meaning of victory after winning UP and Uttarakhand with a three-fourths majority.

-BJP now plans to further expand its footprint in Kerala, West Bengal and Odisha

-Despite being in power at the Centre and in 13 states, the party is yet to achieve its peak.

-The BJP will attain its peak when BJP will have Chief Ministers in all the states and it has members everywhere — from panchayats to Parliament.

-Let’s resolve to make BJP a pan-India party from panchayats to Parliament.

-BJP’s golden period should be associated with country’s golden period.

-Party Karyakartas to shun any complacency despite having won power in more than a dozen states now.

-We have done work which other governments would do in two-three terms.

-The people in Odisha want a change from the incumbent government, which is in power since 2000.

-The Naveen Patnaik government has failed to provide bas ic amenities to the people in the state.