BJP's 2-day National Executive Meet Begins Today, PM Modi to Attend
BJP's two-day national executive meeting began on Saturday with all the party bigwigs, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, joining the deliberations.
BJP national president Amit Shah releasing book during the Odisha New Year Celebration at state BJP Office, Bhubaneswar. Photo: PTI
Bhubaneswar: BJP's two-day national executive meeting began on Saturday with all the party bigwigs, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, likely to join the deliberations.
However, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is likely to skip the meet on health grounds, Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said.
"Sushmaji will not be able to attend the national executive meeting on health grounds. She has been advised rest by doctors," he said.
Swaraj's presence and guidance would be felt at the meet, Pradhan told reporters while inaugurating the media centre on Friday. Union ministers, chief ministers of 13 BJP-ruled states and three deputy chief ministers will attend the meet, he added.
Party veterans LK Advani and MM Joshi are also attending the conclave.
Narendra Modi is scheduled to arrive in Bhubaneswar by 3.30 PM. He will proceed to the Raj Bhavan before attending the national executive meet at Janata Maidan at 5 PM, Pradhan said.
BJP president Amit Shah arrived on Friday and garlanded the statue of BR Ambedkar at AG Chhak, near the Secretariat.
Shah is also attended a programme at the state BJP headquarters to celebrate the Odia New Year.
(With PTI inputs)
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