Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah met with Chief Ministers and deputy Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled States to monitor the progress of Central schemes in these States.
BJP looks forward to finalising the plan to undertake a ‘Sushasan Yatra [good governance march]’ in the run- up to the 2019 general election.
“The Sushasan Yatra will highlight the 17 welfare and development schemes of the Central government,” revealed a source close to BJP. The timeline for the events was however not provided.
Planning the future
BJP’s road map for the next general election was unveiled by Mr Shah wherein, he revealed his party’s target to achieve 350 Lok Sabha seats.
After the meeting, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath gave an insight into the discussions and revealed doubling farm income by 2022 and reduction in corruption by increasing digital transactions as the agendas for the coming years.
“Prime Minister Modi provided guidance on how best to implement central schemes especially aimed at the poor and rural households,” he said.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh stressed on Modi’s vision of ‘New India’ and talked about increasing transparency in governance.
The main point of discussion remained the progress made by various states on Central schemes and the Chief Ministers of BJP led states were asked to come up with a presentation for the same.
The ministers were also asked to brief their own social media activities and organisational work for the party, and how much time they had devoted to all this since April when the last such meeting was held.
BJP is leaving no stone unturned to strengthen their position at the Centre as well as at the State level and if the party continues the good work, Amit Shah’s target of 350 Lok Sabha seats in the next elections will be much within their reach.