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BJP CMs’ meeting: PM Modi, Amit Shah chalk out the road ahead

The BJP has 15 Chief Ministers and seven Deputy Chief Ministers, two in Uttar Pradesh and one each in Gujarat, Bihar, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura

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Politics India BJP CMs' meeting: PM Modi, Amit Shah chalk out the road ahead
New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah today inaugurated a day-long meeting of the party’s chief ministers in which it was decided to meet targets of the ‘Swachh Bharat’ scheme in a time-bound manner. The ongoing ‘Gram Swaraj’ project in over 48,000 villages was also discussed in the meeting.
A day-long meeting of the BJP Chief Ministers’ Council is ongoing here to discuss plans of reaching out to beneficiaries of the Centre’s welfare schemes as part of the party’s efforts to retain power in 2019.

Party sources said the meeting also passed a condolence message commemorating former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a leader who brought to fruition the concept of good governance and in whose death the country lost a visionary.

BJP leaders also remembered Vajpayee’s work to develop the northeast region and also create three new states as they paid him tributes. Sources said it was decided in the meeting that the targets set for the ‘Swachh Bharat’ (Clean India) project should be met within a specified period.

Leaders also took stock of implementation of seven central welfare schemes, including distribution of cooking gas connection and LED bulbs among the poor and also their coverage under insurance schemes, in over 48000 villages.

The meeting has assumed significance due to the upcoming assembly polls in three BJP-ruled states and the Lok Sabha elections, which are less than eight months away.

Sources said it was decided in the meeting that the targets set for the ‘Swachh Bharat’ (Clean India) project should be met within a specified period.

The BJP has 15 Chief Ministers and seven Deputy Chief Ministers, two in Uttar Pradesh and one each in Gujarat, Bihar, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura.

It is a part of the coalition government led by the Janata Dal-United in Bihar and of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party’s Neiphiu Rio-led People’s Democratic Alliance in Nagaland.

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