MUMBAI:BJP president Amit Shah has advised the party workers to neglect what the media is showing and trust the top leaders instead, in an apparent reference to the graft charges against three prominent party leaders, Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje and Pankaja Munde. He was addressing a closed- door conclave at Rang Sharda Auditorium here of the BJP officials from Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
“Nothing can be changed by showing a minor thing again and again on news channels. Some people are showing news against us as if they have set an agenda. You trust the leadership. People know that only Narendra Modi has a capability to face the hurricane,” Shah reportedly said.
According to a source present at the conclave, which discussed the ways and methods to contact the party’s newly registered members, Shah cited an example of erstwhile Jan Sangh workers, who had dedicated their lives to the party. “We are here because of their work. We are going to stay in power from Panchayat level to the Centre for a long time. We can’t change the picture in five years.We need a longer innings under the leadership of Modi,,’’ the BJP chief was quoted as saying. Shah reeled off the 24 schemes launched by the NDA Government and asked the workers to spread word on them.
Calling upon the BJP workers to ensure a change in their mindset since they were now running the government and were no longer in the Opposition, Shah listed a 11- point agenda. He also urged the heads of the party’s all 22 publications to publish “positive” stories. According to the BJP chief, all the NGOs associated with the BJP will have to give their financial audit on time failing which the NGOs will be closed down. He appealed to the workers to plant maximum trees.