BJP's two-day national council meeting begins from Friday


NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party’s two-day national council meeting begins from today.

The Modi government's "social justice" plank with its outreach to Dalits, backward classes and the general category is likely to be a key theme at the BJP's two-day national council meeting.

Party sources said, the Modi government's measures, like granting constitutional status to the OBC Commission and strengthening the law on atrocities against Dalits and tribals, are likely to be highlighted and projected as part of its "social justice" project.

As per the report, BJP president Amit Shah will inaugurate the meeting, the biggest ever for its national council with the party expecting participation of close to 12,000 members.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the concluding speech on Saturday and laying down the agenda for the general elections.

According to the sources, the council may pass three resolutions, highlighting the government's "successes" on various fronts ranging from economy to social justice and dwell at length on the prevailing political scenario.

Parliament's approval of a bill providing 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education for economically weaker sections in the general category has boosted the saffron party's morale after it suffered a blow in the recent assembly polls where it lost power in all three states it ruled.

A section of the party believes that anger among upper castes played a role in its loss in the recent state polls.

The party has invited it’s all elected members, ranging from those in local elections to its MPs, besides organisational leaders from across the country, for the meeting.


With inputs from PTI


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