Party sources said the BJP, which runs a coalition government in the disturbed state with the People's Democratic Party (PDP) is keen to rebuild ties with the people in the state even as it sets about plugging channels that sponsor terrorism. "There are a total of 969,000 polling booths in the country", said Shah in his speech at the national executive meeting of the party. No one will be spared.
He said the party, led by PM Modi, was committed to making India poverty-free by 2022, offering all citizens a house to live in, proper healthcare and education and opportunities for self employment. He also asked the party cadre to reach out to each and every village to connect voters with the government. He further said that today at 6:30 pm PM Narendra Modi will make an announcement of a big scheme. The party should work for increasing mass participation in democracy.
The BJP has already started preparing for the 2019 electoral battle.
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Giving examples of future moves to boost the economy, Gadkari talked about the industry that was picking up because of road and other constructions and also said that there are many new projects coming up in the railways and the power sector, indicating more jobs being created and spending going up.
"UPA didn't take a single step against black money and corruption; obvious their leaders will be uneasy over our measures against it", he said. "When Opposition was in government, power was a means of enjoyment for it. Now they do not know how to behave as opposition", Modi told the meeting, according to Jaitley.
During his address, Mr Modi also talked about his government's relentless fight against terrorism, including bringing back 90 terrorists from overseas, several welfare initiatives for the poor and the farmer.
"PM said sometimes Opposition uses harsh words when there is no specific allegation; harsh language can not be a substitute for substantive charge", Jaitley said.