BJP National Executive meeting: Highlights and discussions
New Delhi , September 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the national executive meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday.The meeting was attended by over 2,000 delegates at the Talkatora Stadium. BJP president Amit Shah delivered the inaugural speech.
The two-day National Executive meeting was inaugurated by Shah on Sunday. The meeting was held to discuss and finalise agenda items, including resolutions, on the birth anniversary of Hindutva icon Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.
Following are the resolutions passed and discussion that took place at the national executive meeting in Talkatora Stadium:
- Foundation for a "transparent economy"
BJP said that the Central Govenunent has delivered on its promise made to the People regarding corruption and black money.
"The overwhelming public support for demonetization needs to be underscored. This one major decision has broken the backbone of the black market as well as the black money hoarders. This one major decision has secured unprecedented success in paving the way for strengthening the foundations of a transparent economy," the leading party said.
- Goods and Services Tax (GST) - One Nation - One Tax
The leading BJP Party said that the longstanding demand of the country for "One Nation-One Tax" has been flailed by the BJP led government at the Centre.
"After demonetization, this is the second historic step in the direction of reforms in the indirect taxes regime. Implementation of GST has increased ease of doing business in the country by resolving the problems faced by the trader community," BJP said.
They added that besides bringing in ease of business, the burden of taxes on items of day to day use has been considerably reduced.
- Tough stand against Terrorism and Separatism
The party said that the Prime Minister Modi had adopted the tough policy of "zero tolerance policy" towards terrorism and Separatism.
"In the last six months, many terrorists have been neutralized, which has led to downfall of the morale of tenor establishment. The exemplary sensitivity demonstrated by security forces worth mention and deceives compliment," the party said.
- Enhancing dignity for a life of dignity and equality for women
The party emphasizing on women centric schemes said, "The women centric schemes of the government like Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao, Sukanya Samafidhi Yojana and the Ujjwala Yojana have directly benefitted more than three crore women."
The National Executive also welcomed the progressive stand taken by the government on the issue of triple talaq in front of the Supreme Court.
"Practices like triple talaq were responsible for gender injustice as well as violation of the fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution," they said.
- Government's initiative for welfare of farmers
"The government has given the prominent message of doubling the income of the farmers' right up to the pass root level. Schemes like Soil Health card and Crop insurance have successfully improved the agricultural production and brought down the inherent uncertainties in the farming sector," National Executive members said.
They also asserted that to ensure comprehensive coverage of maximum farmers in distress, the government has kept Crop Insurance premiums very low and more drought prone areas have been covered.
- Youth development for Nation building
The party said that to enable the youth to be part of nation building, the government has started a comprehensive dialogue on a new education policy but is also exploring new avenues and opportunities for self employment.
- Peaceful Resolution of Doklam
The National Executive congratulated the government for the "peaceful resolution" of the Doklam standoff aroused between India and China in June this year through diplomatic channels.
"This is a sip of mature politics and diplomatic victory of the government. The skill, patience and firmness shown by the leadership while dealing with Doklam dispute has not only strengthen the security concerns of the nation but also enhanced the prestige of India in the world During the Doklam crisis, constant communication and coordination with Bhutan has demonstrated India's sensitivity towards the interest of our friendly neighbors and the government's 'Neighborhood First' policy," the party asserted.
- A Strong India in BRICS
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 10-point agenda to tackle global challenges untidily at the BRICS Summit is a constructive initiative," the National Executive Committee said.
They also said that the nations in the world have welcomed Prime Minister Modi's initiative as a positive step towards the concept of development.
"National Executive also welcomes the fruitful dialogue between PM Modi and President Xi Jinping at the BRICS Stunmit in Xiamen, China. It is significant that both leaders have reiterated their stand at Astana, Kazakhstan that Good relations between India and China are important for maintaining World Peace," the party added.
- Primacy of sensibility in International diplomacy
"The BJP Government, by displaying a humane and sensitive in diplomacy has improved and strengthened bilateral relations. This was visible during instances like the earthquake in Nepal, water crisis in Maldives, floods in Sri Lanka and Swine flu in Myanmar, where India has earnestly swung into action to help the neighbors during crisis situations," the National Executive committee said.
The further said that the Government duly fulfilled its responsibilities when it provided humanitarian relief to Bangladesh for the Rohingya refugees while ensuring that internal security was not compromised for its 125 crore citizens.
- Strengthening Basic Infrastructure Development
The National Executive congratulated BJP led Government at the Centre for taking infrastructure development in India to a new Horizon and also finishing up the old projects.
"In this process, final phase of the Sardar Sarovar project on the liver Nannada has been completed and commissioned," they asserted.
They also congratulated the Prime Minister for laying foundation of the "Bullet Train" project.
- Political Violence - "Curse for Democracy"
"The National Executive welcomed the assurance given by the Prince Minister to the public to keep the ideological violence and narrow-mindedness in check," the party said.
They also said that violence against Karyakartas by opposition the party workers in Tripura, Kerala and West Bengal are "disheartening."
- Commitment towards Constitutional rights of Backward classes
The party said that their Government has a "clear vision" of achieving the objectives of Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas.
"In this direction there was long pending demand for the constitutional recognistion of socially and educationally backward classes," they asserted.
- Mission of Pt Deen Dayal 'Upadhyay Birth Centenary Year
Bharatiya Janata Party celebrated the Birth Centenary Year (25 September 2016- 25 September 2017) of Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay as Year of upliftment of downtrodden.
"BJP led governments at the Centre as well in the states have further economically empowered the exploited and the weaker sections through various schemes for welfare of the downtrodden," the party said.
- New India - Sankaip se Siddhi
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set the mission for building a New India by 2022, when India completes 75 years of its independence," the National Executive Committee said.
It further asserted that the Sankalp se Sidhi programme will forward the country to a New India by 2022.
The National Executive committee thanked the Prime Minister and requested the citizens of India to walk hand in hand to realise the vision of "New India."