Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked party leaders to strengthen the BJP at booth levels across the country to ensure a comfortable victory in the 2019 general elections.
Modi issued the diktat at BJP’s Parliamentary party meet here before the beginning of the day’s proceedings on day four of the ongoing Winter Session.
“PM Modi calls for strengthening BJP at booth levels across India for victory in 2019 Lok Sabha polls at Parliamentary party meet,” Union Minister Ananth Kumar told the media.
At the meeting chaired by Modi to chalk out a strategy to counter the opposition in both houses of Parliament, the prime minister also asked BJP leaders to promote youth in and outside the party.
“Modi called for promotion of youth in and outside party,” Ananth Kumar added.
The meeting comes at a time when the opposition especially Congress has launched a scathing attack on the government as well as Modi on a series of issues including the prime minister’s remarks on his predecessor Manmohan Singh.
Since the beginning of Winter Session on December 15, the frequent disruptions have led to adjournment of both the houses repeatedly stalling debates on crucial bills which are lying pending.
During an election rally in Gujarat, Modi had claimed that during a meeting at Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar’s house, the guests including Manmohan Singh, discussed the Gujarat polls with Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India and former Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri.