Bengaluru, April 3: The two-day national executive meet of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) began in Bengaluru on Friday, April 3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah arrived in the tech city a day before.
The venue of the meet was Lalit Ashok hotel where Modi participated in the inaugural meeting of the party's national executive. The PM is scheduled to address a public meeting at the National College grounds later in the day. [PM Narendra Modi reaches Bengaluru for BJP national executive meet (Pics)]
Though the national executive meeting is the first after the BJP came to power at the Centre in May 2014, it is the fourth time the meet is being held here after the first in 1993, second 1999 and the third 2008, when the party was in power in the southern state for five years.
A day before Modi had addressed the party workers and encouraged them to work as a team. Here are the highlights of Modi's speech:
- The BJP should not become a corridors of power party
- The party should use the power of 9 crore members
- These 9 crore members are the real owners of the party
- Government is only a tool to achieve the objective of serving the society
- Political power comes from welfare of common man
- Political power should be used for the public
- The new members should be roped into party work
- The new members should be involved in various social initiatives by the government