New Delhi, Jan 7: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has asked the neighbouring state of Pakistan to take “concrete and credible steps” to end terror factories on its soil and end the covert support extended to terror outfits by its official agencies like the ISI.
In a resolution adopted at the on-going two-day National Executive Meeting of the party, the BJP congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his transformation initiatives last year. These initiatives, the resolution said, have ushered in a new era of social uplift bringing in a new light in the lives of the poor and the downtrodden.
Proposed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the resolution also hit out at the Opposition, saying obstruction has become a hallmark of Opposition while BJP has notched up one electoral victory after another which shows popular support for demonetization.
On electoral reforms, the executive extended its full support to the Prime Minister’s initiative by calling for simultaneous polls to central and state legislatures.
Prime Minister Modi and party President Amit Shah had jointly inaugurated the 2-day meeting last evening.
The national executive hailed the Prime Minister’s initiatives of demonetization and surgical strikes as bold. The party said it has snatched the pro-poor plank of Congress and other parties and the poor are now backing PM Modi. This was stated by Amit Shah in his inaugural address.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar gave away the details of the address. Quoting Shah, the Minister said, the outcome of demonetization are now visible as it has badly hit black money, fake currency, terror funding, Naxal activities and drug dealers.
Javadekar said that the country has hailed this as a historic decision which would result in more revenue that will be spent on pro-poor welfare measures.
Shah also said, the surgical strikes carried out by the Army across the LoC were recognised across the world and it reflects government's intention towards zero tolerance against terrorism.
Senior party leaders, Union Ministers and Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states are taking part in the meet. Earlier in the day, Shah had chaired a meeting of party’s national office-bearers and discussed a number of issues.