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BJP firming up poll strategy: Amit Shah in Lucknow to meet RSS functionaries

Lucknow, Oct 24(IECurrentAffairs) BJP president Amit Shah arrived in Uttar Pradesh capital on Wednesday morning to participate in the day-long coordination meeting with the RSS functionaries and the party leaders.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his ministerial colleagues and UP BJP president Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey were present at the airport to welcome him.

The slated meeting is reportedly underway at a resort on the outskirts of the city and is expected to continue till evening.
From the airport, the leaders rushed to the venue of the meeting, which is a closed door affair.

The meeting is being summoned a day after former VHP president Praveen Bhai Togadia announced to float a new political outfit with a slogan of ‘ Abki Bar Hindu Sarkar’ which can impact the BJP poll prospect.

Besides the Chief Minister, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh senior functionary Krishna Gopal, Datrayee Hasbole, Shivprakash, state BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey and general secretary (organisation) Sunil Bansal will also attend the meeting. Senior BJP general secretary Bhupendra Yadav is also likely to join the meeting.

During the meeting, the BJP chief is expected to review the performance of the Yogi Adityanath Cabinet and sitting BJP MPs.

The turmoil caused in national politics by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s recent statement suggesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring in a legislation in Parliament for clearing the hurdles in the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya will also be discussed in the meeting.

A senior leader of the party had said here on Wednesday that meeting would be crucial as it would set the agenda for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh.

Party sources had suggested that a proposal to drop non-performing and tainted ministers may also be accepted during the meeting.

Besides, the BJP chief is also likely to tell the Yogi government and the party’s state unit to improve its performance on law and order front and step up welfare schemes for the poor and the downtrodden.

Ahead of Mr Shah’s arrival, a meeting of the party’s state unit was held during the past two days which was attended by all district chiefs, district in-charges, district conveners and in-charges of Lok Sabha constituencies and other office-bearers.

The RSS has also sent a strong team of Khetra Pracharak– Aniljee and Alokjee besides six prant pracharaks and as many sah-prant prachaks to attend the meeting.

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