BJP president J P Nadda underlined the importance of the nine state assembly polls to be held this year in the run up to the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, and asked the party’s national executive to ensure it does not lose in any state.
In Nadda’s address to the key BJP body, whose two-day meeting began today, party leader and former Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the party president noted that the ongoing year was very important in the prelude to the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
The ruling party has been putting in place a number of exercises to strengthen its organisation in order to return to power in the Centre for a third term in 2024. Nadda praised India’s progress under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in his closed-door address. Also, Nadda praises win in Gujarat, says loss margin in HP less than 1%, he said “extraordinary and historic”, saying winning more than 150 seats in the 182-member assembly is a great achievement.
Nadda said that it has become the world’s fifth-largest economy, second-largest manufacturer of mobile phones, third-largest manufacturer in the auto sector while the highway being built every day has risen to 37 km from 12 km earlier. He added that the country has also worked to empower the poor with a number of welfare schemes, including that of free grains.
While the party lost in Himachal Pradesh to the Congress, the vote gap between the two parties was less than one per cent, he said.