The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has begun its two-day national council meeting at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi from today. The meeting gains crucial importance as it sets the tone for the party ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.
While BJP President Amit Shah inaugurated the meeting on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the concluding speech on Saturday, laying down the agenda for the general elections.
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In his inaugural speech from the Ramlila Maidan, Shah listed out Modi government's achievements while also attacking 'Mahagathbandhan'. The BJP president said the opposition's alliance was an acknowledgement of their strength. PM Modi is now nucleus of politics like Congress once was, he said. Shah also said that the grand alliance had no nationwide influence and was defeated in 2014. Hailing the prime minister, Shah said there was no leader as popular as Narendra Modi in the entire world. On Rahul Gandhi, he said that the Congress President was making allegations of corruption in the Rafale deal without any proof.
BJP NATIONAL COUNCIL MEET: HIGHLIGHTS
05:18 pm: BJP committed for grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Congress creating hurdles: Amit Shah
05:15 pm: Both Sonia and Rahul Gandhi are out on bail, says Amit Shah at BJP National Convention
05:10 pm: Rahul Gandhi making allegations of corruption in Rafale deal without any proof: Amit Shah
05:05 pm: No need for any probe in Rafale deal , says Amit Shah
05:00 pm: Opposition's alliance an acknowledgment of our strength, PM Narendra Modi now nucleus of politics like Congress once was: Amit Shah at BJP National Convention in Ramlila Maidan
04:55 pm: India's security is not a matter of vote bank. It is our resolve to drive out infiltrators out of the country: Amit Shah
04:50 pm: It is the Modi government which has changed the entire world's perspective towards India: Amit Shah at BJP National Convention
04:45 pm: Lok Sabha polls battle of two ideologies; BJP stands for cultural nationalism, poor, while rivals together merely for power, says Amit Shah at BJP National Convention
04:40 pm: NDA will definitely form government in 2019: Amit Shah at BJP National Convention in Ramlila Maidan
04:35 pm: There is no leader as popular as Narendra Modi in the entire world says Amit Shah at BJP National Convention in Delhi
04:30 pm: The war of 2019 is going to be such that it will have an impact for centuries, and this is why it is important to win: Amit Shah at BJP National Convention
04:25 pm: This is the first national convention after BJP's foundation that Atal ji is not here. The hardwork done by Atal ji and Advani ji's jodi to strengthen BJP's reach in every corner was enormous, probably not done by any other party's leaders: Amit Shah at BJP National Convention
04:20 pm: Remarkable decisions by Modi government recently, be it the reservation bill or GST Council decisions. We thank PM Modi: BJP President Amit Shah at BJP National Convention in Ramlila Maidan
04:15 pm: BJP President Amit Shah makes inaugural address at BJP National Convention at Ramlila Maidan, Delhi
04:10 pm: Amit Shah hails Narendra Modi govt for 10% general category quota that was passed by the Parliament on Wednesday
04:00 pm: Amit Shah inaugurates BJP's national national council meet