New Delhi: Giving a clear hint that in 2019 he would be contesting the general elections on the plank of running a pro-poor government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told NDA Members of Parliament on Monday that their work should be such that it ensured the poor’s trust in the government is not broken.
NDA constituents resolved to go into 2019 general election with a pro-poor report card, pro-poor agenda and with the advantage of the “strong leadership” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A meeting of BJP with its 32 allies set their sight on the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as they passed a resolution endorsing the Modi government’s policies and called upon people to vote him back to power in the next general election.
In his concluding remark after all allies expressed their views, Modi said that the work on the NDA’s expansion will continue.
He asked his allies to connect to the youth as he spoke about his agenda of a “New India”.
He also laid stress on the issue of electoral reform, saying that NDA constituents should strive for evolving a consensus among political parties. “Just finished a meeting with our valued NDA allies. We had a fruitful exchange of views on a wide range of issues,” the Prime Minister tweeted after the meeting.
Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, who has often targeted the Modi government and the BJP, had a separate meeting with Modi in which he sought loan waiver for farmers in Maharashtra.
The meeting, only the second such gathering of NDA constituents since it came to power at the Centre in 2014, was also attended by the new friends the coalition has won over in Goa and the north-eastern states.
The resolution heaped praise on the Modi government’s performance and highlighted its pro-farmer and pro-poor works, besides its “foreign policy successes”.