A two-day meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s national executive begins on Saturday. Preparedness for upcoming assembly elections in five states and resolutions concerning politics and economy are expected to be taken up at the meeting.
This is the first meeting of the party’s highest decision-making body since the death of former prime minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee on August 16.
The national executive meeting was preceded by a separate closed-door deliberation of BJP’s national office bearers and state presidents on Saturday morning.
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BJP leaders arrive for meeting
Senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani, home minister Rajnath Singh, finance minister Arun Jaitley arrive at Ambedkar International Centre for BJP National Executive meeting.
Meeting to begin Saturday afternoon
The national executive meeting will be inaugurated jointly by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah.
The two-day meeting will be attended by its key leaders from all states and Union territories besides its national leadership.