BJP announces series of party meetings before 2019 polls (Lead)
New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) will hold a two-day national council meeting -- the largest body of the party -- on January 11-12 here to chalk out its strategy for 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
BJP General Secretary Bhupendra Yadav announced the party's programme here at a press conference after a meeting of BJP office-bearers and state party chiefs with party President Amit Shah.
The meeting, to be held at the Indira Gandhi National Indoor Stadium here, is likely to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shah, party veteran L.K. Advani, several union ministers and members of the party's national council.
The meeting will take stock of the current political situation and would finalise its programmes for reaching out to the electorate ahead of the crucial 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
"As part of preparation for 2019, seven wings of the BJP are active to take party's agenda to different sections of the society," Yadav said.
Besidees, a series of other meetings are also scheduled to start with a workshop of the BJP Yuva Morcha in Delhi on December 15-16, followed by the convention of party's Mahila Morcha in Ahmedabad on December 21-22, which will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"On January 19-20, a convention of Scheduled Castes Morcha of the party will be held in Nagpur, in which BJP President Amit Shah, Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Thawarchand Gehlot would be the main speakers," Yadav said.
The BJP Minority Cell will also hold a two-day national convention in New delhi on January 31-February 1.
On February 2-3, a national convention of the Scheduled Tribes arm of the party would be held in Bhubaneswar and that of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) would be organised in Patna on February 15-16.
Besides, Modi will address a rally of party's Kisan Morcha that will be held in Uttar Pradesh on February 21-22. The city for the rally is, however, yet to be decided.