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RSS top brass to take stock of BJP mins’ performance

Two months after the cabinet reshuffle-cum-expansion, the performance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet will now come under scrutiny of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) during its decisive coordination committee meeting with BJP at Udaipur, Rajasthan. The meeting is scheduled on September 8-9.

In these meetings, organizational issues, review of states, coordination between the ruling party and the Centre, and performance of the central government usually top the agenda.

One such meeting held in September last year was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital. Sources said, this meeting will be attended by RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat, its second-in-command Bhaiyya Joshi, joint-general secretaries Dattatreya Hosabale and Krishna Gopal among other senior Pracharaks and Sangh leaders. From the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), party president Amit Shah, general secretary (organisation) Ramlal and central ministers including Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, M. Venkaiah Naidu and Prakash Javadekar are likely to attend.

Notably, for the first time in such a coordination meeting between BJP and RSS, only Sangh appointed ministers will be present, apart from other party leaders. Sources said, the parent organization of incumbent BJP would seek a report on  implementation of various Central government schemes and their impact along with the party’s performances in states including BJP-ruled ones.

Last week, the party president Amit Shah met RSS top brass in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh wherein BJP’s poll strategies for five poll-bound states, especially for Uttar Pradesh were discussed. Taking a cue from the Bihar debacle, in Uttar Pradesh the saffron party is all set to re-work its election strategy to get it’s caste arithmetic right, especially with regard to  Dalits and OBCs, as the politically crucial the state has both communities in significant numbers.
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