Think Big Motto: BJP vows to capture power for 50 years: 'No challenge to us' says PM

9/10/2018

New Delhi, Essentially pushing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's charishma against the onslaught of 'opposition unity' and gearing to deal with issues like fuel price and unrest among its core voters the upper castes, the BJP National Executive meet here on Sunday adopted a resolute declaration that it will bounce back to power with a bigger mandate than that of 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the charge from the front saying he sees "no challenge", while BJP chief Amit Shah known for his organisational skills and efficacy in poll management asserted that if voted to power in 2019, the saffron party will rule for next 50 years. "Prime Minister said he sees no challenge in the country today," Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters briefing the media about Mr Modi's valedictory address made at a closed door meeting of all senior leaders including Union Ministers, Chief Ministers, BJP chief Amit Shah and office bearers drawn from across the country. In 2014 polls, BJP recorded an unprecedented victory winning as many as 282 seats recording clean sweep in a number of states like Gujarat and Rajasthan and had won as many as 71 seats in Uttar Pradesh. To take the battle to the enemy camp, Prime Minister said the grand alliance parties were not willing to accept the leadership of Congress. "It is a mater of regret that those who failed in government (the Congress and others) are also failure in opposition," Mr Modi said. "Aao mil ke kamal khilayen (Come, Let us make the Lotus bloom)’, said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh moving the political resolution wherein the party highlighted its achievements in terms of putting a check to terror menace and working for faceless Indians. Mr Singh, also a former BJP chief who led party to the victory in 2014, said, there has been “no bomb blast” in any part of the country during the past four-and-a-half years that the party has been in power. "2019 hum jeetengey....aur jeetne ke baad pachas sal tak humey hatane wala koi nahi hae (We will win 2019 definitely and once we win the next year's polls none can remove us from 50 years)," Mr Shah told the party's National Executive meet. Mr Shah, whose tenure was extended on Saturday with the leadership deciding to go to polls under the organisational leadership of the incumbent BJP president, said: "I am not making such an assertion by sheer arrogance, but I making the statement based on our works". Mr Shah did not forget to miss that Prime Minister Modi came to the game of power politics in 2001 in Gujarat and since then has not lost any election. However, he forgot to mention BJP's humiliating defeat in Delhi and Bihar assembly polls in 2015. The BJP president also announced that before the next year's polls, Prime Minister will travel across all Lok Sabha constituencies. "Mr Modi has already visited 300 Lok Sabha constituencies....the remaining ones will be also covered," Union Minister Prasad said. HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said: “Despite four-and-a-half years in power, Prime Minister's popularity has not gone down due to his vision, passion and direct communication with people". BJP resolution also expressed confidence that the Prime Minister’s vision of new India will come true by 2022 and that BJP-led dispensation will ensure a corruption-free, terror-free, communalism-free and poverty and caste-free India by 2022. However, some leaders remained skeptical about all that 'India shining' type claims and pointed out 'privately' at the strong protest from upper-caste people in many BJP-ruled states. The protesters have demanded that the policy of reservation should be rolled back and the 'restrictions' on misuse of the SC-ST law be "re-introduced". Senior leaders reportedly apprised the party leadership that the caste-based organisations influential in their own right - Swaran Sena, Brahman Mahasabha, Rajput Samiti, Kshtriya Mahasabha and Sawarn Sangathan have taken to the streets. For his part, BJP chief Mr Shah, however, told the National Executive: "There has been an attempt to create confusion regarding SC/ST issue, but that will not cause any impact on 2019 elections". He also rested immense confidence in "the fragrance of good governance" under Prime Minister Modi and asserted that the "charisma of Modiji" will fetch party convincing and 'bigger' victories in 2019 as well as ensuing state assembly polls in five states. On Saturday, Amit Shah said BJP will do well in all 19 states where it has government and will also sweat it out encashing anti-incumbency wave in West Bengal, Odisha and Telangana.