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BJP CM conference to begin today to discuss poll strategy, alliances

Dec 24, 2013 09:33 AM IST Politics Politics
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New Delhi: It is a big day for the Bharatiya Janata Party as the party's Chief Ministers' conference is set to begin in the capital later on Tuesday. On the agenda is the coming 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

The BJP will look at forming alliances with Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh and with Om Prakash Chautala's Indian National Lok Dal in Haryana.

The party is also likely to discuss the return of BS Yeddyurappa to the party in Karnataka.

Aimed at making the BJP election campaign more "aggressive and effective", the meetings, to be held on Tuesday, will be a prelude to the party's Council and Executive conclave scheduled for January, party sources said on Monday. The party top brass will discuss how BJP can reach out to voters from all sections and age groups through traditional ways of campaigning as well as effective use of social media, rallies and workshops.

"The public rallies of our Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi have been a success in several places. There are plans to hold more rallies than were planned earlier. Such rallies of Modi will be held till February and then the party will get into election mode when some of our leaders will address upto three-four rallies daily," a party leader said.

The party will also chalk out plans for setting up war rooms in all states in its meeting tomorrow. The top leaders are of the view that state-specific issues should also be incorporated in BJP manifesto and the campaign for the Lok Sabha polls due in 2014.

Some members including Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley, General Secretary (Organisation) Ram Lal and Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi of the Election Campaign Committee held an informal meeting on Monday to discuss the issues.

The 20 sub-committees under it will hold detailed deliberations on Tuesday and give their feedback on the issues they are dealing with.

BJP's Parliamentary Board, the party's highest decision-making body, will felicitate on Tuesday the Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan where the party got a clear majority. This will be followed by a strategy session with all BJP Chief Ministers and the Board members.

(With additional information from PTI)

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