Modi, Shah to meet BJP CMs, Dy CMs on Feb 28
New Delhi: A key meeting with all Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled States has been called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah on February 28 at its new party headquarters here.
BJP general secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Bhupendra Yadav has already dispatched a letter to the Chief Ministers and the Deputy Chief Ministers, where they have been asked to present the status of implementation of central schemes, especially pro-poor schemes like Jan-Dhan, Mudra, Ujwala, housing etc.
BJP has 14 chief ministers and deputy chief ministers in states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir. In Bihar and Jammu and Kashmir the BJP is a coalition partner with the Janata Dal-United and People's Democratic Party (PDP), respectively.
Meanwhile, many interpretations are in the round over the meeting. Political pundits claimed that the meeting is very crucial in view of the impending Lok Sabha election next year and BJP leaders are likely to brainstorm and to introspect the outcome in the saffron states during the meeting. But the party sources opined that it is a 'yearly affair' of the party.
Reportedly, those in the know of the development claimed that the letter by Yadav also mentioned to present details of booth level preparations. The participants have also been asked to form committees over "One Nation-One Election" under leadership of a senior leader either from government or organisation so that the issue can gain momentum in public discourse and PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah will also talk about the issue during the meeting. However, party sources completely denied such reports.
Interestingly, the meeting will take place on the day when the results for by-polls for two Assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh and one in Odisha will be announced and the budget will be presented
by Madhya Pradesh government. The marathon meeting will be held from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm.