With Modi in attendance, BJP's top body discusses 2014 polls

The BJP is likely to come out with a counter \'report card\' against the UPA-II government to highlight the shortcomings of the Manmohan Singh dispensation.

Published: 21st May 2013 11:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st May 2013 07:01 PM   |  A+A-


With an eye on 2014 Lok Sabha polls, BJP top brass including Narendra Modi Tuesday discussed strategy for it and decided to aggressively highlight the scams and "failures" of the government as part of which nationwide wide agitational programmes will be held next week.

The BJP Parliamentary Board meeting, which was attended by Modi for the first time since being made a member of the highest decision-making body on March 31, saw the Gujarat Chief Minister emphasising that the government's "failures" in the last nine years should be discussed and people be informed about them.

In this context, Modi, who is projected by some as BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate, advocated greater use of social media to reach out to more people, especially the youth.

As part of its strategy in run up to the Lok Sabha polls, it was decided that week-long agitational and 'jail bharo' (fill the prisons) programmes will be undertaken across the country from next Monday to highlight the "failures" of the UPA government which complete nine years tomorrow.

"We discussed the nine years of UPA rule. This government has failed on all fronts, be it price rise, internal and external security or the economic situation. BJP will launch a jail bharo (court arrest) programme from May 27 to June 2," the Board's Secretary Ananth Kumar told reporters after the meeting chaired by party President Rajnath Singh and attended by L K Advani and other leaders.

To highlight the government's failures and scams that plagued it, Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and her Rajya Sabha counterpart Arun Jaitley will address a press conference tomorrow, the ninth anniversary of the Congress-led coalition in power.

The BJP is likely to come out with a counter 'report card' against the UPA-II government to highlight the shortcomings of the Manmohan Singh dispensation. The emphasis will be on the scams and scandals which have plagued this dispensation, sources said.


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