A two-day Chintan shivir of the Gujarat BJP, which concluded on Monday, in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, decided to go to the electorate in the State Assembly on the back of the “Central and local governments’ achievements, scrapping of Article 370, Ram Temple in Ayodhya and the overarching persona of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”
Addressing a press briefing after the two-day session at the Gujarat headquarters, Sri Kamalam, on Monday evening, State Government spokesman and Cabinet Minister Jitubhai Vaghani and Gujarat party general secretary Pradeepsinh Vaghela said the scrapping of Article 370, triple talaq, besides the Modi Government’s overall performance would be the BJP’s campaign themes.
The session also discussed the strategy for the seats, which are perceived to be weak for the party and ensuring that all beneficiaries of the government’s welfare schemes reached the last man in the State.
The BJP leaders glossed over questions about the much-speculated entry of Patidar leader and Congress Working President Hardik Patel into the BJP. They also ignored posers about the party’s earlier claims of bagging all 182 Assembly seats in Gujarat or breaking the Congress’ 1985 record of 149 seats.
On questions about the Aam Aadmi Party’s impact, the Vaghani and Vaghela said, “The party was too small with a limited influence in Gujarat.”