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According to sources, the party's economic resolution will also highlight demonetisation and GST

BS Web Team & Agencies  |  New Delhi 

The slowdown in economic growth, the lack of jobs, a stimulus package to kickstart the economy and the next round of Assembly polls are expected to dominate the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Executive meeting here on Monday which will be addressed by Prime Minister and party President with the political and economic resolutions to be its highlights.

The meeting will also focus on the role of the party ideologue, the late Deen Dayal Upadhyay, during his birth centenary and how best to commemorate the occasion.

The government is concerned over the latest figures for the gross domestic product (GDP), which has shown a growth rate of 5.7 per cent, and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been talking about a package to revive economic growth after the November 8 slowed it down. An economic resolution is also likely to be passed keeping the focus on and the rollout of

Sources said the economic resolution is likely to mention as a "bold decision to curb the menace of corruption" and the passage of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as another feather in the Modi government's cap.

Shah will deliver the inaugural address on Monday while Prime Minister Modi will address the concluding session.

Modi is likely to address concerns over the Indian economy and is all set to list his government's achievements in the past three years.

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Usually, the Executive members alone attend the meeting but this time, the BJP is holding an extended meeting, with invites going to all elected representatives of the party. Besides, state presidents, state general secretaries, and several other party functionaries will also attend.

The first day of the two-day meet, which began here on Sunday with the office bearers meeting, was dominated by Amit Shah' countrywide journey being hailed as "very successful" in view of his attempts to create a "conducive environment" for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

The BJP office bearers, who along with state BJP presidents and general secretaries (Organisation) met here at the NDMC Convention Centre to finalise the agenda of the Executive meet, reviewed the organisational work and said that the party workers' morale was quite high after Shah's nationwide tours and meetings.

During his nationwide tour, travelled more than 50,000 km, held 309 organisational meetings and 176 programmes, and interacted with 18,000 intellectuals across the country, BJP General Secretary Bhupendra Yadav told reporters after a meeting of party office-bearers during the ongoing Executive meet.

Besides, he said, Shah had 800 interactions with the regional media.

"Sangathan me utsah ka mahol bana hai (An atmosphere of enthusiasm has been built in the party)," Yadav said, adding that 400,000 'vistaraks' or volunteers who pledge to work full-time for the party for 15 days have joined and worked in 4,100 Assembly constituencies.

He said party offices in around 85 per cent of the districts across the country have been set up, apart from library-cum-study centres in 26 states.

Yadav said that the "New India" and "Swachhta" resolves would also be taken forward.

BJP Vice-President Vinay Sahasrabuddhe gave a presentation on Shah's countrywide tour and said that his yatras have rejuvenated the party workers.

"BJP is a party of cadres and interaction with them has been party's speciality. Amitji's countrywide tour has prepared a base for 2019 Lok Sabh polls," a BJP leader who was present at the meeting told IANS on the condition of anonymity.

Earlier, Shah inaugurated the party office-bearers meeting and also addressed it. Sources said that he spoke at length about Upadhyay's vision and the programmes taken by party to celebrate his birth centenary.

To mark the birth centenary of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ideologue, the BJP had asked all its state units to hold programmes. Shah will also take stock of the campaign.

The main meeting will be held on Monday at the Talkatora Stadium.

According to party leaders, 15 BJP Chief Ministers, six Deputy Chief Ministers, 1,400 MLAs, 85 members of legislative councils, 280 ministers and 336 MPs would attend.

8:14 PM I hope we will put this Bhawan to good use: PM Modi

8:09 PM We are working on 6 basic principles of providing easy, affordable, clean, well planned, safe and secure electricity to people: PM Modi

8:08 PM We are very sensitive towards environment protection: PM Modi

8:06 PM If by 2022 we reduce the import of oil by 10%, it will strengthen our economy: PM Modi

8:04 PM We have installed 33 lakh LED street lights: PM Modi

8:03 PM We have distributed around 26 crore bulbs under Ujala Scheme: PM Modi

8:02 PM We need to incorporate methods that conserve energy: PM Modi

7:58 PM

Hum 'Bijli Sankat' se 'Bijli Surplus' ki taraf ja rahe hain: PM Modi

7:58 PM We have worked on trasnmission projects worth Rs 1.5 lakh crore: PM Modi

7:56 PM Solar Energy cost us just Rs 2.44 per unit

7:54 PM In last three years, we generated 60,000 Mw energy, 12 per cent more than the target: PM Modi

7:53 PM We enforeced Shakti, a new way to allocate coal blocks: PM Modi

7:51 PM 9 cr individuals given credit worth Rs 3.5 lakh crore under Mudra Scheme:

7:46 PM The success of a govt policy lies in the benefit of the poor: PM Modi

7:45 PM Dispensing electricity to the poor will cost us Rs 16,000 cr and this govt will bear it: PM Modi

7:45 PM We will not charge the poor for distribution of electric connection: PM Modi

7:44 PM People who access to electricity need to understand the pain of those without it: PM Modi

7:42 PM It  has been more than 125 years since Edison invented the electric bulb, yet we have 4 crore houses without electricity: PM Modi

7:40 PM More than 4 crore house have no electricity: PM Modi 

7:39 PM Aspirations of the poor are the aspirations of my govt: PM Modi 

7:39 PM We decreased the cost of stents: PM Modi 

7:38 PM From, Urja to Ujjwala, Jan Dhan to Udan, we have wored for Gareeb Kalayn: PM Modi 

7:37 PM Lst year, on this day, we launch the Garib Kalyan Varsh: PM Modi 

7:36 PM I congratulate you all for this Bhawan: PM Modi 

7:35 PM Today marks Day 5 of Navratri; Aslo it is Deendayal's birth anniversary and also the country is getting the DeenDalay Upadhyaya Bhawan: PM Modi 

7:10 PM This scheme will incorporate 90 per cent of Make In India.

7:07 PM Govt will pay for the poles, wires in the areas where people below poverty line reside.

7:05 PM Govt aims to electrify all houses by December 31, 2018.

7:01 PM

PM Modi launches Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli har Ghar Yojna-Saubhagya scheme. Photo: ANI
PM Modi launches Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli har Ghar Yojna-Saubhagya scheme. Photo: ANI

6:58 PM

PM Modi formally launches Pradham Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna.

6:56 PM PM Modi to launch Saubhagya Scheme in a short while.

6:37 PM Dr Surjit Bhall, Dr Ashima Goyal and Dr Rathin Roy are the part-time members of EAC-PM

6:25 PM This can be either initiated by the PM or suo-motu by EAC-PM

6:24 PM EAC-PM will address issues of macroeconomic importance and present its views to the Prime Minister

6:22 PM EAC-PM will analyse and advise th PM on economic issues 

6:21 PM

Ratan Watal, principal advisor, NITI Aayog, appointed as Member-Secretary of EAC-PM

6:20 PM

Bibek Debroy of NITI Aayog appointed as Chairman of Economic Advisory Council to PM (EAC-PM)

6:18 PM

Prime Minister constitutes the Economic Advisory Council to PM (EAC-PM)

6:15 PM

6:13 PM

6:12 PM

PM Narendra Modi to launch Saubhagya Yojana & inaugurate Deendayal Urja Bhawan during a programme at 6:30 pm

6:11 PM UPA didn't take a single step against black money and corruption; obvious their leaders will be uneasy over our measures against it: Jaitley

6:11 PM No other political party in the country is as active as the BJP: Arun Jaitley

6:10 PM

6:05 PM PM said opposition sometimes uses harsh language but makes no substantive charge: Arun Jaitley

6:03 PM Power was means of enjoyment for the opposition when it was in government: Arun Jaitley

6:02 PM PM Modi has told BJP national executive that the party should be taken beyond elections: Arun Jaitley

3:03 PM On the resolution of Doklam stand-off, Gadkari said:


2:58 PM

"From ending instant triple talaq to allwoing the entry of women in some temples, we have continiously worked towards the empowerment of women," said Gadkari.
 

2:55 PM

On the issue of security of girls at BHU university, he said, "I express my deepest condolences and our government will inquire the issue soon."
 

2:50 PM

2:48 PM Gadkari said: "No one can stop us from achieving our mission of 'New India' by 2022. We will strive hard to build an India free from poverty, where 125 crore Indians will live in harmony."

2:40 PM "We have exposed Pakistan as a 'terror factory' due to which, even China has recognised Jaish-e-Mohammed as a terror outfit. We have always recognised terrorism as a key agenda in every international issue," Gadkari added.

2:36 PM Praising Narendra Modi for implementing GST, Gadkari said, "While there are hinderances currently, the 'one-tax, one-nation' system will benefit everyone in the long run."

2:34 PM "Terrorism is a major issue in this country but the previous government did not take adequate actions to curb any untoward incident," Gadkari said.

2:31 PM

Gadkari, said, "The work we have done in the past three years has led to the development of our nation and earned the respect from other global countries."

2:21 PM

1:27 PM

1:00 PM The BJP chief also attacked Rahul Gandhi for defending dynastic politics. He said the Prime Minister, President and Vice-President have reached their position due to their performance, added PTI.

12:55 PM Speaking at the national executive meet, Amit Shah said BJP believes in politics of performance, while Congress in dynasty and politics of appeasement, reported PTI.

12:53 PM BJP will register a historic win in upcoming Gujarat polls, says Piyush Goyal.

12:50 PM Piyush Goyal says Amit Shah has condemned the violence in West Bengal and Kerala. 

12:47 PM Listing the deeds of Modi government, Goyal said, "Demonetisation, pulling up benami properties, shutting down shell companies are some of the big steps undertaken by us."

12:41 PM Piyush Goyal said, "Our Prime Minister will be launching a new scheme in the evening at 6 pm, that will provide electricity to the poor."

12:39 PM

12:38 PM Criticising Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi's statement of ‘dynasty politics’ in Berkeley University, Goyal said, “BJP has always worked for the poor. We object to his statements and so does the country.”

12:34 PM

Piyush Goyal said, "The government is relentlessly working in the interests of the poor and Amit Shah has said that 17 BJP workers will do a 'padyatra' in Kerala from October 3."

12:31 PM Union Minister Piyush Goyal addresses the media during BJP National Executive meet in Delhi. Watch it here:

11:53 AM According to party sources, 1,400 MLAs, 85 MLCs, 280 ministers, 15 chief mInisters, 6 deputy chief ministers and 336 MPs of the Bharatiye Janata Party are likely to be present.

11:46 AM The economic resolution is likely to mention demonetisation as a "bold decision to curb the menace of corruption" and the passage of GST as another accolade in the list of Modi government's achievements. 

11:41 AM The leaders are also expected to discuss ways to strengthen its base in Odisha and West Bengal, where BJP didn't perform well in 2014 general elections. 

11:37 AM BJP's Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari, who is organising today's event, tweeted:


11:34 AM According to media reports, a political resolution will also be adopted for upcoming assembly polls in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh and for the 2019 natioal elections. 

11:30 AM

Modi is expected to unveil a package of measures to give a boost to the economy, whose gross value-added at basic prices grew by 5.6 per cent in April-June 2017, a two-percentage-point drop from the growth recorded in the same period a year ago. 
 
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11:25 AM The first day of the two-day meet, which began on Sunday, was dominated by Amit Shah' countrywide journey being hailed as "very successful" in view of his attempts to create a "conducive environment" for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

11:24 AM

Modi is expected to set BJP's strategy for the upcoming Winter Session in his address to the BJP national executive.

11:23 AM While most national executive meetings are held behing closed doors, PM Modi's speech wll be broadcasted live.


11:13 AM The meet will conclude with Narendra Modi's address. He is likely to counter Congress' criticism on the state of Indian economy.

11:11 AM The meeting comes on the birth anniversary of Hindutva icon Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.

11:10 AM Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje have arrived.

11:08 AM BJP chief Amit Shah inaugurated the meet with an address to party members

11:02 AM

11:01 AM BJP national executive meeting begins at Talkatora Stadium.

First Published: Mon, September 25 2017. 19:48 IST
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LIVE: 4 cr houses in darkness, we will give power to all, says PM Modi

According to sources, the party's economic resolution will also highlight demonetisation and GST

According to sources, the party's economic resolution will also highlight demonetisation and GST

The slowdown in economic growth, the lack of jobs, a stimulus package to kickstart the economy and the next round of Assembly polls are expected to dominate the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Executive meeting here on Monday which will be addressed by Prime Minister and party President with the political and economic resolutions to be its highlights.

The meeting will also focus on the role of the party ideologue, the late Deen Dayal Upadhyay, during his birth centenary and how best to commemorate the occasion.

The government is concerned over the latest figures for the gross domestic product (GDP), which has shown a growth rate of 5.7 per cent, and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been talking about a package to revive economic growth after the November 8 slowed it down. An economic resolution is also likely to be passed keeping the focus on and the rollout of

Sources said the economic resolution is likely to mention as a "bold decision to curb the menace of corruption" and the passage of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as another feather in the Modi government's cap.

Shah will deliver the inaugural address on Monday while Prime Minister Modi will address the concluding session.

Modi is likely to address concerns over the Indian economy and is all set to list his government's achievements in the past three years.

Usually, the Executive members alone attend the meeting but this time, the BJP is holding an extended meeting, with invites going to all elected representatives of the party. Besides, state presidents, state general secretaries, and several other party functionaries will also attend.

The first day of the two-day meet, which began here on Sunday with the office bearers meeting, was dominated by Amit Shah' countrywide journey being hailed as "very successful" in view of his attempts to create a "conducive environment" for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

The BJP office bearers, who along with state BJP presidents and general secretaries (Organisation) met here at the NDMC Convention Centre to finalise the agenda of the Executive meet, reviewed the organisational work and said that the party workers' morale was quite high after Shah's nationwide tours and meetings.

During his nationwide tour, travelled more than 50,000 km, held 309 organisational meetings and 176 programmes, and interacted with 18,000 intellectuals across the country, BJP General Secretary Bhupendra Yadav told reporters after a meeting of party office-bearers during the ongoing Executive meet.

Besides, he said, Shah had 800 interactions with the regional media.

"Sangathan me utsah ka mahol bana hai (An atmosphere of enthusiasm has been built in the party)," Yadav said, adding that 400,000 'vistaraks' or volunteers who pledge to work full-time for the party for 15 days have joined and worked in 4,100 Assembly constituencies.

He said party offices in around 85 per cent of the districts across the country have been set up, apart from library-cum-study centres in 26 states.

Yadav said that the "New India" and "Swachhta" resolves would also be taken forward.

BJP Vice-President Vinay Sahasrabuddhe gave a presentation on Shah's countrywide tour and said that his yatras have rejuvenated the party workers.

"BJP is a party of cadres and interaction with them has been party's speciality. Amitji's countrywide tour has prepared a base for 2019 Lok Sabh polls," a BJP leader who was present at the meeting told IANS on the condition of anonymity.

Earlier, Shah inaugurated the party office-bearers meeting and also addressed it. Sources said that he spoke at length about Upadhyay's vision and the programmes taken by party to celebrate his birth centenary.

To mark the birth centenary of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ideologue, the BJP had asked all its state units to hold programmes. Shah will also take stock of the campaign.

The main meeting will be held on Monday at the Talkatora Stadium.

According to party leaders, 15 BJP Chief Ministers, six Deputy Chief Ministers, 1,400 MLAs, 85 members of legislative councils, 280 ministers and 336 MPs would attend.

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LIVE: 4 cr houses in darkness, we will give power to all, says PM Modi

According to sources, the party's economic resolution will also highlight demonetisation and GST

The slowdown in economic growth, the lack of jobs, a stimulus package to kickstart the economy and the next round of Assembly polls are expected to dominate the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Executive meeting here on Monday which will be addressed by Prime Minister and party President with the political and economic resolutions to be its highlights.

The meeting will also focus on the role of the party ideologue, the late Deen Dayal Upadhyay, during his birth centenary and how best to commemorate the occasion.

The government is concerned over the latest figures for the gross domestic product (GDP), which has shown a growth rate of 5.7 per cent, and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been talking about a package to revive economic growth after the November 8 slowed it down. An economic resolution is also likely to be passed keeping the focus on and the rollout of

Sources said the economic resolution is likely to mention as a "bold decision to curb the menace of corruption" and the passage of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as another feather in the Modi government's cap.

Shah will deliver the inaugural address on Monday while Prime Minister Modi will address the concluding session.

Modi is likely to address concerns over the Indian economy and is all set to list his government's achievements in the past three years.

Usually, the Executive members alone attend the meeting but this time, the BJP is holding an extended meeting, with invites going to all elected representatives of the party. Besides, state presidents, state general secretaries, and several other party functionaries will also attend.

The first day of the two-day meet, which began here on Sunday with the office bearers meeting, was dominated by Amit Shah' countrywide journey being hailed as "very successful" in view of his attempts to create a "conducive environment" for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

The BJP office bearers, who along with state BJP presidents and general secretaries (Organisation) met here at the NDMC Convention Centre to finalise the agenda of the Executive meet, reviewed the organisational work and said that the party workers' morale was quite high after Shah's nationwide tours and meetings.

During his nationwide tour, travelled more than 50,000 km, held 309 organisational meetings and 176 programmes, and interacted with 18,000 intellectuals across the country, BJP General Secretary Bhupendra Yadav told reporters after a meeting of party office-bearers during the ongoing Executive meet.

Besides, he said, Shah had 800 interactions with the regional media.

"Sangathan me utsah ka mahol bana hai (An atmosphere of enthusiasm has been built in the party)," Yadav said, adding that 400,000 'vistaraks' or volunteers who pledge to work full-time for the party for 15 days have joined and worked in 4,100 Assembly constituencies.

He said party offices in around 85 per cent of the districts across the country have been set up, apart from library-cum-study centres in 26 states.

Yadav said that the "New India" and "Swachhta" resolves would also be taken forward.

BJP Vice-President Vinay Sahasrabuddhe gave a presentation on Shah's countrywide tour and said that his yatras have rejuvenated the party workers.

"BJP is a party of cadres and interaction with them has been party's speciality. Amitji's countrywide tour has prepared a base for 2019 Lok Sabh polls," a BJP leader who was present at the meeting told IANS on the condition of anonymity.

Earlier, Shah inaugurated the party office-bearers meeting and also addressed it. Sources said that he spoke at length about Upadhyay's vision and the programmes taken by party to celebrate his birth centenary.

To mark the birth centenary of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ideologue, the BJP had asked all its state units to hold programmes. Shah will also take stock of the campaign.

The main meeting will be held on Monday at the Talkatora Stadium.

According to party leaders, 15 BJP Chief Ministers, six Deputy Chief Ministers, 1,400 MLAs, 85 members of legislative councils, 280 ministers and 336 MPs would attend.

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