New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national President JP Nadda who called a meeting of senior party functionaries here at the party headquarters at 11 am today, held discussions on the upcoming polls for five assemblies next year, sources said. The sources added that Assembly polls in 5 states early next year were the main agenda of the meeting of top BJP brass, including Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, J P Nadda and many others.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Textile Minister Smriti Irani, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal also participated in the meeting. Meeting between the leaders discussed coordination between party and central government and how social welfare schemes have benefitted maximum people, added ANI sources.
BJP President Nadda is scheduled to visit Tripura on June 27, to resolve issues in the BJP-IPFT alliance.
This comes soon after BJP’s ally Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) leader and minister of Tribal Welfare department in the state government, Mevar Kumar Jamatia’s visited the national capital to rework intricacies of the alliance.
Jamatia has met the BJP chief who has reportedly assured that during his impending visit to the state all issues will be resolved for smoother functioning of the alliance, sources in the IPFT stated.
Earlier, BJP’s National General Secretary BL Santhosh had visited Tripura and collated feedback from ministers, MLAs and MPs on the state of affairs. Also with Cabinet expansion likely, sources in the IPFT said that they would want to have one of the four Cabinet seats lying vacant. At present, IPFT has 8 MLAs in the House.
BJP leadership in the state, however, believes that IPFT has nothing to lose by staying with the BJP. BJP had stormed to power in the State after dethroning the Communist government of Manik Sarkar in the 2018 assembly polls. In the ruling coalition in the 60-member Tripura Assembly, BJP has 36 MLAs and eight of the IPFT.
Meanwhile, PM Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi were attending a virtual meeting on Ayodhya’s development plan in the poll-bound UP. In the meeting, CM Yogi presented plans on developing roads, infrastructure, railway station, airport, and other projects for the modernisation of the holy city.
Acharya Satyendra Das, the head priest of the makeshift Ram Temple, welcomed the meeting between PM Modi and CM Yogi.
(With inputs from ANI)