Bhopal, Sep 23 (UNI) Bharatiya Janata Party General Secretary Ananth Kumar today said the Madhya Pradesh capital was the launching pad for a strategy to unseat the Centre's United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime and several other key BJP programmes for the next two years.
''This city has proved auspicious for the BJP as a National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government assumed the reins at the Centre after a National Executive meet here 11 years back,'' the party's Madhya Pradesh incharge echoed BJP President Rajnath Singh's words before reporters today after the conclusion of the party's three-day National Executive meet here.
Claiming that the present national political scene was a kind of replay, Mr Kumar added that a mid-term general election seemed to be round the corner.
''There was a time when the route to the corridors of power lay via Lucknow but Bhopal is the seat for the BJP's key decisions. It is baseless to say that the erstwhile NDA government ayed the present form of the Sethusamudram Project. It was only approved in principle. The UPA's stance vis-a-vis the Ram Setu hurt the sentiments of crores of Indians,'' he alleged.
While claiming that the BJP's graph had not declined, Mr Kumar added that the party actually became more popular among the masses for its development agenda in states ruled by it.