Bharatiya Janata Party’s Uttar Pradesh Chief Keshav Prasad Maurya has been hospitalised in Delhi. According to the reports, he is unwell and had to be admitted. Keshav Prasad Maurya had played an important role in BJP’s victory in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections and was one of the leading contenders for the post of Chief Minister. However, earlier in the day he was given the responsibility to finalise party’s CM face in the state by BJP President Amit Shah.
The senior BJP leaders set the tone for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls at its Parliamentary Party meeting today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking party leaders to reach out to youths. BJP chief Amit Shah said the parliamentary elections are the next big challenge for the party following its win in the recently concluded state polls. The first BJP Parliamentary Party meeting after the announcement of the assembly polls results was an occasion for celebration, thanksgiving and mapping out the path ahead for the party.
Keeping up with its outreach to Dalits, a substantial chunk of whom is believed to have voted for the BJP in the Uttar Pradesh polls, it has decided to launch various week-long events from Bhim Rao Ambedkar’s birth anniversary on April 14. The party will observe the week-long exercise in every panchayat and ward. It will also celebrate its foundation day on April 6 during which its leaders and workers will take part in ‘swachh Bharat’ campaign.
Modi asked party leaders to work during the week to give a boost to the use of BHIM app, a digital payment application, by educating the masses about it and helping them download it, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters after the meeting. They were also asked to publicise Ambedkar’s works and contributions. Amit Shah said the party’s win in the recently concluded assembly polls was an outcome of people’s vote against casteism, family rule and corruption and in favour of Modi’s leadership under which public welfare and good governance is the agenda.