NEW DELHI: After a gap of 11 months, the BJP would hold party's national executive meeting in the national capital next month. Coming close on the heels of the crucial state elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Prdaesh, and Chattishgarh, the BJP's national executive meeting on August 18 and 19 may see the saffron outfit searching for strategies to gear up to the prospects of the Opposition unity in the run up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
"The two days national executive meeting would be held at the NDMC convention centre in the national capital," confirmed a top ranking BJP leader to TNIE.
The BJP had held its last national executive meeting in the national capital in September last year. The BJP's constitution mandates holding of the national executive meeting every three months. However, the BJP chief Amit Shah seemingly delayed calling the national executive meeting with his stated focus on organizational expansion and Assembly elections.
"The August national executive meeting will be important for the BJP for the reason that the party would seek ideas from party leaders to deal with the prospects of the Opposition unity in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Besides, the BJP would be enlisting party leaders for extensive outreach to connect with the people. Furthermore, Shah would be calling for party leaders from other states to camp in the poll bound states in the year-end Assembly election," said the BJP leader. It may be noted that the BJP chief has not yet called the annual National Council meeting of the party, which had last met in September, 2016.
There has been murmurs within the BJP that the party under the leadership of Shah is not following its own constitution to convene meetings at the stated intervals to allow platforms for the party leaders to express their views.