Parties blaming EVMs for poll loss shows their desperation: Shah

Trevor Jackson
April 16, 2017

"The party must now prepare to fight polls in not only Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Karnataka but also continue political work in Kerala, West Bengal, Odisha, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh", said Mr. Prasad, quoting Mr Shah.

Traffic and security arrangements have been bolstered before the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP national leaders to attend the party's two-day national executive meeting here on Saturday and Sunday.

Shah also said that instead of making excuses, the opposition should accept their defeat "honestly". This only will bring BJP's "golden era".

Minister Prasad said BJP chief Amit Shah said this at BJP National Executive Meet.

The last executive committee meet on January 6, 7 in New Delhi was held in the run up to the assembly polls in five states.

At the airport, state unit leaders will give a grand welcome to Modi.

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There have been reports that in its efforts to radically tilt the scales in the state, BJP is even also hard to engineer a split in the BJD. "We are strengthening the party organisation in all these booths", Arun Singh, BJP general secretary and the Odisha minder, said, hoping the momentum will be generated by this weekend's meeting and Modi's presence. "The party's best is yet to come and it will come after we have formed governments in each state". "After the results of the 2017 [Assembly] elections, again, it was claimed that the party has peaked", Mr. Prasad said. BJP can also perform in the states ruled by regional parties, he noted.

The Odisha Assembly elections are two years away, but the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has began its preparations to bloom the lotus in the state in right earnest.

On his way to the BJP meeting venue - the Janata Maidan - Modi met some tribal leaders and students at Jayadev Vihar here. "The Naveen Patnaik government has failed to provide basic amenities to the people in the state", he said.

On his way to the Governor's House, Modi enthusiastically waved hands at people who had gathered at roadside to have a glimpse of the PM.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in the capital this afternoon, held an eight-km long road show from the airport to Raj Bhawan. While he is expected to tell the Members how UP was won by the BJP, media men have been busy cornering him whenever possible.

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