After bringing in younger leadership to fore in Himachal Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is eyeing to beat the psyche of ‘change’ every five years.

The party finished with its three-day executive meet in Mandi on Wednesday, patting its own back for winning the 2017 Assembly polls, while committing to work hard consistently.

The BJP set the target of retaining all the four Lok Sabha seats in the state in 2019 polls.

Led by state BJP chief, Satpal Singh Satti, the party called on the workers to gear up much in advance for 2019 polls by taking the policies and programmes of Modi government to people.

The party decided to start a ‘Gram Swaraj’ Abhiyaan’ from 14 April to 5 May, wherein eight programmes like Ambedkar Jayanti, ‘Swacch Bharat’ Parv, Ayushman Bharat would be organised.

HP has four Parliamentary seats and all the four are presently ruled by BJP MPs.

It was a first state executive meeting of BJP after the party won 2017 Assembly polls and after it saw the change of leadership, with five MLA, Jai Ram Thakur becoming the Chief Minister in sudden twist of events after poll results.

CM, Jai Ram Thakur, Union minister Jagat Prakash Nadda, party incharge for Himachal, Mangal Pandey, former CMs, Shanta Kumar, Prem Kumar Dhumal and ministers attended the meeting, which began with the core group discussion on the opening day on Monday.

“We need to end the trend of change in power every five years. The government is not run by the ministers or MLAs. The organisation and the workers play an important role in it. We have enough time to perform and we should not be in a hurry,” said Jai Ram Thakur in his address.

Thakur took pride in the fact that in three months of rule, the BJP government has sincerely worked for people and has not worked with vendetta at all. “But this does not mean that we will not take action against the defaulters,” he said.
“We are happy that 21 states are ruled by BJP, which comprises 70 per cent of the country,” he said.

He gave credit to former CMs, Shanta Kumar and Prem Kumar Dhumal for taking the party to every doorstep in HP.

Party incharge for HP and Health minister of Bihar, Mangal Pandey praised Jai Ram government in the state for doing good work in first 100 days of rule and starting 30 new schemes in one go.

The state executive passed a political resolution on the achievements of Narendra Modi led Central government and claimed it had not only uplifted the economy of the country, but has given a boost to development across the states. The BJP leaders said the Modi government has shown extraordinary concern for HP in four years of rule.