Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is hogging all the limelight in the saffron spectacle unfolding in the rain drenched Goa. The energy pill the party is hoping to give to its cadres to keep their mood upbeat is centered around Modi.
There were certain indications that semantics on a greater role for Modi may change to keep peace in the saffron family and the National Democratic Alliance alliance intact.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday rolled out the red carpet for Modi with the state looking like a Modi festival as posters depicting the Gujarat Chief Minister crowded the walls and buntings and saffron flags fluttered in the monsoon wind.
The rousing welcome to Modi at the airport followed him all the way to the Marriott Hotel with its sunset view and a pristine beach. It was in the same hotel that Modi had stayed during the controversial meet after the 2002 riots.
He has been allotted a sea facing suit on the third floor along with the other party leaders like Rajnath Singh. For most part of the day, Modi was confined to the hotel that is also the venue for the national executive. During the meeting of party office bearers on Friday he sat with Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha president and MP Anurag Thakur.
The state BJP has pulled out all the stops to keep the delegates happy. “We are taking special care of delegates as many have different eating habits. Frugal eaters will have options to chose from Jain food, fruit salads, and sprouts. Their food has been prepared separately,” Neena Naik, vice-president of Goa BJP said.