Prior to elections in five states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is participating in a day-long election strategy session in Delhi on Sunday.
While the BJP is eyeing Bengal as its footprint continues to spread in the country, Kerala, another opposition-ruled state, is included in the list of others. In Tamil Nadu, the BJP has an understanding of the ruling AIADMK, while in Assam it is expecting a second term.
The BJP on Saturday organized some major organizational meetings on the eve of the first physical meeting of its new set of national officials, which PM Modi will address.
BJP president JP Nadda presided over the meetings of the party’s national general secretaries and state general secretaries (organizations). Sources said party leaders deliberated on the agenda for Sunday’s meeting, and the organizational work conducted by state units, including election campaigns in election-bound states, was reviewed.
Sunday’s meeting, which will also include the state unit president, is regarded as of importance amid furious protests by a section of farmers against three new agricultural laws in Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh.
Farmers union leaders are trying to spread their movement to other parts of the country, furthering their attack on the Modi government.
The opposition has also intensified its attack on the government over controversial agricultural laws as well as unexpected increases in fuel and cooking prices.