New Delhi, Aug 28 : A day-long meeting of the BJP Chief Ministers’ Council began on Tuesday where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah will review the work done by chief ministers and deputy chief ministers of party-ruled states and discuss the strategy to be adopted for the assembly elections in States that are due this year and the 2019 national election.
Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah delivered the inaugural speech. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the meeting at 12 p.m.
The BJP has 15 chief ministers and seven deputy chief ministers, including two in Uttar Pradesh and one each in Gujarat, Bihar, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura.
BJP President Amit Shah, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das, and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi arrive at BJP headquarters in Delhi for the meeting of Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states pic.twitter.com/TXTZXvxShw
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In Bihar, the BJP is part of the coalition government led by Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United while in Nagaland, it is part of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party’s Neiphiu Rio-led People’s Democratic Alliance.
The chief ministers will present report cards on their governments’ performance and how much the BJP ruled states have contributed for the execution of central schemes, especially 12flagship projects.
The chief ministers will be asked to give their estimate of the number of Lok Sabha seats the BJP can count on winning.
The Council meeting has been an annual affair since 2014 after Modi took over as Prime Minister.
He will address the valedictory session later in the evening.