Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly polls, BJP National Working President Shri J P Nadda held meetings with the party’s Maharashtra unit leaders in Mumbai on 20 July, 2019
In his first visit to the state after his appointment as the working President, Shri Nadda held meetings with party MPs, MLAs, district unit Presidents, the election preparation committee and the extended core team.
Union Ministers Shri Prakash Javadekar, Shri Raosaheb Danve, Maharashtra Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis, state BJP President Shri Chandrakant Patil were among those who attended the meetings.
Speaking to reporters, Shri Chandrakant Patil said Shri JP Nadda Ji is on a two-day visit to the state. The meetings were in view of the coming Assembly elections. He informed informal talks on seat-sharing with the Shiv Sena had begun. The BJP has formed a 20-member extended team for the Assembly polls, he said.
Shri Nadda also attended a meeting of the extended working committee of the party in suburban Goregaon. “Thousand of BJP workers attended the Goregaon meeting,” Shri Patil said.
Addressing the Karyakartas Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda said, “The Narendra Modi government at the Centre has brought in “good days” by transforming India”. Prime Minister Shri Modi has changed the “political culture” of India by focusing on governance issues. “Let me remind of our promise (before the 2014 elections)- ‘acche din aanewale hai, desh badal raha hai’…. let me tell you ‘acche din aa gaye hai, …
Shri Nadda hailed the leadership of PM Shri Modi and BJP President and Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah as he reeled out the achievements of the first five years of the Modi government and what it was doing now. “The BJP aims at Congress mukt-Bharat and BJP yukt-Bharat. Congress mukt-Bharat means corruption-free India and commission-free India,” he said.
“By saying Congress-mukt, we don’t mean the party as such. BJP-yukt means development-oriented. It means focus on service and development and work at the grassroots level and not work for self-promotion,” Shri Nadda added.
“Modi’s victories in 2014 and 2019 are a rejection of the vote bank and caste politics… People have rejected (vote bank ke mathadheesh) those who lorded over votebanks,” he said giving the example of the SP and the BSP in Uttar Pradesh. He asked BJP workers to “look globally, act locally” and asserted that it should be the motto of BJP workers.
Speaking about the pre-2014 India, he said, “India’s image abroad was that of a corrupt country which suffered foreign policy paralysis and lacked direction”.
“Now, people of Indian origin abroad and those living here feel proud to be Indian,” he said, pointing out that Shri Modi has been conferred awards for his achievements by countries like the UAE, Israel, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.
The Modi government’s cleanliness drive was mocked, but the Prime Minister was given the ‘Champion of the Earth’ award by the United Nations, he said.
Shri Patil also informed, “The BJP Working President visited Dr. B R Ambedkar’s memorial `Chaitya Bhoomi’ and Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar’s memorial in Dadar on 21 July, 2019.