The BJP leadership, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, could try to dispel concerns and counter the Opposition's criticism over the current state of the country's economy during the ruling party's "extended" national executive meeting on Monday.
Presence of the party's all elected lawmakers, including close to 1,400 MLAs, 337 MPs and all MLCs besides its core group leaders from states among others is a key highlight of the meeting.
BJP president Amit Shah will deliver the inaugural address at the event, which will also see an exhibition of events associated with the centenary celebrations of Upadhyaya, founding general secretary of the Jan Sangh. The party high command, which is preparing the blueprint for the 2019 Lok Sabha campaign, is likely to give directions in this conclave to its National Executive for requisite course correction based on new information.
The sources said the economic resolution is likely to mention demonetisation as a "bold decision to curb the menace of corruption" and the passage of Goods and Services Tax (GST) as another feather in the Modi government's cap.
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More than four lakh party workers covered the 4,100 state assembly seats to strengthen the party and shared the development measures initiated by the government, party general secretary Bhupender Yadav had said. Mr Bhupendra Yadav also informed that the meeting appreciated the visits of Amit Shah in different states for expansion of party base.
■ It was also chose to take forward prime minister Modi's "Swachh Bharat" mission and the resolve to establish a "New India" and make them a success, he said. "The government is relentlessly working in the interests of the poor".
While listing the government's initiatives, including its key schemes, the resolution could also assert that the economy has been in a better position under the NDA than it was under the Congress-led UPA governments.
■ BJP national executive meeting underway at Talkatora Stadium.