Lok Sabha elections 2019: As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday held a meeting of its chief ministers here to strategise for upcoming elections to state assemblies and Lok Sabha, the issues of social justice, national security and welfare schemes of the Modi government emerged as the main poll planks for the saffron party.
Briefing reporters about the meeting attended by 14 of the 15 BJP chief ministers and six deputy chief ministers of the states, Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh said party leaders discussed preparations in every state for the parliamentary elections and also upcoming assembly polls in three states.
The Lok Sabha elections 2019 is scheduled to take place in the months of April-May and assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh are slated for later this year.
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"We have taken a pledge that we will win the Lok Sabha polls with a majority bigger than the one we had in the 2014 polls. We will also ensure our victory in three state polls," he said, reported news agency PTI.
The meeting was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah.
BJP, in the meeting, has decided that in the next eight months all the people who are benefited by the schemes of the government will be contacted.
PM Modi spoke about 'Swachh Bharat' exercise and the ongoing 'Gram Swaraj' project in over 48,000 villages and asked the concerned CMs of the state to focus on their speedy execution and take it to the masses during polls, Singh said.
In his address, PM also spoke about laws passed by Parliament for the welfare of Dalits, tribals and Other Backward Communities, Singh informed.
While talking about the NRC, Chhattisgarh CM said, "BJP will not allow infiltration."
"Fruitful meeting with Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers of states where the BJP is in power," PM Modi tweeted.
BJP has also invited people to join it.
"Come, volunteer for the world's largest party and be part of the transformation India is witnessing under the able leadership of PM Shri Narendra Modi," tweeted the party.
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