BHUBANESWAR: Ahead of the visit of national BJP president Amit Shah to Odisha early next month, the State executive committee of the party will meet here on August 21 and 22 to decide the plan of action for the next three months.The meeting of BJP’s State executive committee assumes significance as Shah will take stock of the political and organisational activities undertaken by the party in the last four months after the national executive committee meeting here in April. Though details of Shah’s itinerary have not been finalised, sources in the party said the national president will have no public contact programme this time.
“Apart from reviewing organisational works, Shah will take stock of the progress made in the implementation of pro-poor initiatives launched by Narendra Modi Government at the Centre during his three-day sojourn here,” the sources said.While Shah had laid the road map for the State unit of the BJP for expansion and winning next elections to Odisha Assembly in the last national executive committee meeting here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to make the State as the laboratory of his pro-poor initiatives.The Prime Minister’s plan to empower poverty-stricken people through Jan Dhan (financial inclusion), Jal Dhan (water resources) and Van Dhan (forest resources) will also be reviewed by Shah.
Since the BJP’s economic philosophy is guided by the aim of Antyoday laid by party ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Shah will be given a report on the progress achieved so far in the implementation of various welfare programmes.
The State executive committee meeting will also deliberate on the party preparedness for the forthcoming ULB elections in 2018 and 2019 general elections.State BJP president Basanta Panda reviewed the booth level contact programmes called ‘Mo Booth Sabuthu Majbhoot’ at a meeting attended by State functionaries, district presidents and pravaris here on Friday. In several districts, the booth level contact programmes were found to be unsatisfactory. It was decided to give a further boost to the campaign launched by Shah during his three-day stay in July first week.