Follow Us:

State of economy likely to top agenda at BJP meet

IANS | New Delhi |

The state of economy, including the slowing growth, and the next round of assembly polls will top the agenda of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s National Executive meet to be held on Sunday-Monday.

The government is concerned over Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been talking of a package to revive economic growth after demonetisation slowed it down.

The two-day meet will begin with the BJP office-bearers meeting on Sunday to finalise the agenda of the National Executive. BJP President Amit Shah will deliver the inaugural address while Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the concluding session.

Modi is likely to address the concerns over the state of economy and is all set to list the achievements of his government.

Bhupendra Yadav, the party’s General Secretary, said all the office-bearers would meet on Sunday to decide the agenda

The main meeting will be held on Monday in Talkatora Stadium. According to party leaders, 15 Chief MInisters, six Deputy Chief Ministers, 1,400 MLAs, 85 MLCs, 280 ministers and 336 MPs of the party would attend.

Besides, the state presidents, state general secretaries and several party functionaries would also attend.

Usually, the National Executive members attend the meeting but this time the BJP is holding an extended-National Executive meet.

A political and an economic resolution is set to be passed by the National Executive. Sources in the BJP said General Secretaries Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and Ram Madhav have been assigned to prepare the resolutions.

The sources said the economic resolution was likely to mention demonetisation as a bold decision to curb the menace of corruption and the passing of GST as another feather in the cap of Modi.