Modi makes first move at BJP meet, devises anti-UPA plan

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New Delhi, May 21:Timing is crucial and a properly timed event can achieve lot more than a random event. Recognising this, the newly inducted BJP Parliamentary board member and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has made the party hold a press conference tomorrow to expose UPA on its ninth anniversary.

Incidentally, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is presenting a report on the government tomorrow. As a paralle event, Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and her Rajya Sabha counterpart Arun Jaitley will address a press conference to talk about "failures" of the UPA government tomorrow.

This is part of the strategy unveiled by Modi today at the party's parliamentary board meeting. Modi said the "failures" of the UPA rule in the last nine years should be discussed and people should be informed about them.

The party is likely to come out with a counter-report card against the UPA-II government to highlight the shortcomings of the Manmohan Singh government.

Modi, who is being projected by some in BJP as its Prime Ministerial candidate, pushed for greater use of social media to reach out more effectively to the people, especially the youth.

"One cannot call these nine years of UPA rule as one of governance. We can only call it misrule. The people of the country are fed up and want to throw out this government at the earliest," Board's Secretary Ananth Kumar told reporters.

"Modi suggested in the meeting that the spread and reach of social media and social network should be used to reach out to the people, especially the youth," Kumar said.

Meanwhile, with less than a year left for the general elections, BJP top brass today deliberated its strategy in run up to the polls.

The government's tenure came in for close scrutiny at the BJP's Parliamentary Board meeting which was attended by Modi for the first time since being made a member of the highest decision-making body on March 31.

It was decided that week-long agitational programmes will be undertaken across the country from next Monday to highlight the "failures" of the UPA government.

"We discussed the nine years of UPA rule. This government has failed on all fronts be it price rise, internal and external security or the economic situation. BJP will launch a jail bharo (court arrest) programme from May 27 to June 2," said Kumar told reporters.

The board also discussed the Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi and Jharkhand to be held later this year. This was the first meeting of the Board after Singh allocated responsibilities to BJP office-bearers on May 19.

It also discussed issues related to the upcoming meetings of BJP National office-bearers and executive to be held in Goa from June 7 to 9, Kumar said.

The party is likely to pass two resolutions in the National Executive Meeting. The political resolution would discuss the political situation prevailing in the country and the threat to safety and security.

An Economic resolution on the issue of price rise and other issues will also be moved.

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