"Narendra Modi meets top BJP leaders to discuss campaign plans for upcoming LS & State Elections"
"Narendra Modi expresses confidence of a comprehensive victory for the BJP at Delhi meeting"
"Shri Modi emphasizes on the importance of tapping young voters & booth-level re-strengthening"

Chief Minister and the Head of the BJP Election Campaign Committee for the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections Shri Narendra Modi visited New Delhi on 17th and 18th August 2013. In New Delhi Shri Modi attended various meetings of the Party to discuss various issues, most notably the Lok Sabha Elections and Elections in 5 State Assemblies later this year. Top national leaders of the Party, State BJP Presidents and other leaders attended the meeting.

Shri Narendra Modi expressed confidence of a comprehensive BJP victory because the people of India are fed up of the misgovernance of the Congress rule. He added that the people of India are eager to throw the Congress out of power at the first available opportunity. During the meeting, he shared his thoughts and ideas on effective campaigning and the urgency to reach out to each voter.

He opined that prescription to achieving a comprehensive win lies in planning in detail and implementing it fully. He affirmed that the Karyakarta and the Organisation is the mainstay of the BJP and called for efforts to take all sections of society with the Party and strengthen the Organisation in the next 200 days. He also appealed to the various committees that have been appointed for the Elections to function with greater speed.

Speaking during the meeting, BJP National President Shri Rajnath Singh called for making ‘Mission 272+’ a resounding success and emerge victorious in the Assembly Elections later this year. He went on to say that the mood of the nation reflects this mission as an achievable target. Shri Singh affirmed that the Congress led UPA Government at the Centre is only interested in political security for themselves and not in the economic, internal and external security of the nation.

Shri Rajnath Singh came down heavily against the Prime Minister for failing to manage the economy thus leading to more sufferring for the common man and woman. He illustrated his point by giving examples about inflation and the depreciating value of the Ruppee.

Describing Dr. Manmohan Singh’s 15th August speech as uninspiring, Shri Rajnath Singh pointed that the speech further eroded the confidence of the people of India and international investors. He also termed the decision to introduce capital control as a regressive method that will further hurt the economy.

In his address Shri Rajnath Singh also demanded complete stopping of dialogue with Pakistan till the Pakistan Government gives a promise that their land will not be used for terror activities against India and if they assure to stop the skirmishes on the border. He affirmed that such a stand is needed keeping in mind 18 ceasefire violations in the last 10 days, killing of Indian Jawans and the violence in Kishtwar.

The Party leadership discussed the programmes that would be undertaken to achieve these targets including mass rallies, constituency level congregations and a campaign to reach every doorstep.

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today interacted with Governors of States regarding the Covid-19 situation and ongoing vaccination drive in the country, through video conferencing.

Prime Minister said that in the battle against Covid, along with the vaccines, our values and sense of duty are our biggest strengths. Praising the citizens who participated in this battle last year considering it their duty, he said that the same feeling of Janbhagidari needs to be encouraged now as well. He said that the role of the Governors, through appropriate utilization of their social capacity, thus becomes all the more critical to achieving this. Governors are an important link to ensure better coordination between State Governments and society, he said, adding that the combined power of all community organizations, political parties, NGOs and social institutions needs to be harnessed.

Prime Minister suggested that the Governors can actively engage to ensure that social institutions collaborate seamlessly with the State Governments towards micro containment. He said that their social network can help ensure an increase in the capacity of ambulances, ventilators and oxygen in hospitals. Along with spreading the message about vaccination and treatment, the Governors can also spread awareness about AYUSH related remedies.

Prime Minister noted that our youth, our workforce, is an important part of our economy. Hence, it is important to ensure that our youth follows all Covid related protocols and precautions. He said that the Governors’ role is also critical in ensuring the greater engagement of our students in University campuses towards this Janbhagidari. We also need to focus on better utilization of facilities at University and College campuses, he added. He said that just like last year, NCC and NSS also have a key role to play this year as well. Prime Minister said that the Governors are an important pillar of Janbhagidari in this battle and their coordination with State Governments and guidance to institutions of the State will further strengthen the nation’s resolve.

Discussing the rise in the number of Covid cases, the Prime Minister said that in this stage of the fight against the virus, the country stands to gain from last year’s experience and improved healthcare capacity. He discussed the increase RTPCR testing capacity and noted that the country has become Aatmanirbhar with respect to kits and other material related to testing. All this has led to a reduction in the cost of RTPCR tests also. He added that most of the products related to testing are also available on the GeM portal. Prime Minister emphasized the significance of increasing tracking, tracing and testing, and said that RTPCR testing needs to be increased from 60% to 70%. He said that it is pertinent to ensure that more and more people get tested.

Prime Minister underlined that the government is committed to ensuring adequate availability of vaccines. He highlighted that India has become the fastest nation to reach the landmark of 10 crore vaccinations. Noting the positive impact of Tika Utsav in the last four days, he said that in this period, the vaccination drive was expanded and new vaccination centres also came up.


The Vice President of India, Union Home Minister and Union Health Minister also attended the interaction.

The Vice President appreciated the Prime Minister for leading the fight against Covid and his proactive steps to develop the infrastructure required to tackle the pandemic. He also highlighted the scientific community's contribution in giving a vaccine to India and the whole world. He also talked about the contribution of healthcare workers, sanitation workers, and other frontline workers who have played a vital role during the pandemic.

The Vice President called upon the Governors to bring up a coordinated front by leading all-party meetings in their respective states and engaging with civil society organisations to spread awareness about covid-appropriate behaviour. The Vice president said that a 'Team India spirit' cutting across policy lines should be adopted, and in this regard, Governors as the 'Guardians of the State' could guide the State Governments.

Union Home Minister stressed the importance of saving each and every life. Union Health Secretary gave a presentation on Covid cases and vaccination drive. He gave an overview of how India has followed a proactive and pre-emptive approach in this endeavour.

The Governors shared details of how their respective states are tackling the spread of the virus and coordinating activities towards ensuring a smooth implementation of the vaccination drive, while also mentioning the deficiencies of healthcare facilities in the States.

They gave suggestions for further improvement in the efforts and shared plans of how Janbhagidari can be increased through the active social engagement of various groups.