World News

BJP meet kicks off after Modi road show in Odisha

BJP meet kicks off after Modi road show in Odisha

Pro-poor policy was the thrust of the Prime Minister's address at the concluding session as also the political and economic resolutions at the BJP's two-day national executive meeting at Bhubaneswar where Modi coined "P2 and G2 (Pro-People Proactive and Good Governance)" and "Jan Dhan, Van Dhan and Jal Dhan" as new directional themes for "New India". Indeed, this point in BJP's his-tory could be seen as its peak.

Modi also hailed party president Amit Shah's stewardship of the organisation and credited his strategy for BJP's win in the recent polls, especially in Uttar Pradesh.

Pradhan added: 'Odisha is a laboratory for the Modi government's pro-poor policies in the country. "His popularity among the people of India has confirmed that he is the most admired and respected leader since the time of Independence", it said heaping praise on the prime minister.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches the venue of BJP National Executive Meet.

Mail Today asked Amulya Ranjan Gochhayh, a geologist and Sanjay, an auto rickshaw driver, Paiyo Mohalik from Bhadrak and a delegation of villagers, mostly farmers and poor workers from Cuttack, who had come from different parts of Odisha.

The roadshow, which began from the airport around 7.25 PM and ended at 9.25 PM at the Circuit House, was a mega outreach by Modi in the election year after the BJP chose to project him as the face of 2017 state Assembly polls, which will be a battle of prestige for the Prime Minister in his home state.

In the just-concluded panchayat polls, chief minister Naveen Patnaik's Biju Janata Dal (BJD) remained the leading party with 473 zilla parishad seats out of 853, but the BJP managed to make significant ground by winning 297 seats.

Shah also hit out at opposition parties for questioning EVMs and said that blaming EVMs is disrespecting the Election Commission.

This promise or threat (depending on one's political loyalties) was received with a standing ovation at the BJP national executive meeting.

Later, the BJP-BJD alliance formed government in the state. "We must reach out to backward Muslims", Modi said. BJP did not enjoy much support in North Eastern states previously but things are changing now.

"We have 13 chief ministers in the country".

"People expected him to announce a special package for Odisha but Modi completely ignored the interests of the state as his focus was to safeguard BJP's interests", Harichandan alleged. But, BJP formed governments in these two states.

"In the same way, we have to go into mission mode to think how we can bring about socio-economic transformation in the society by 2022", he said.

They waited for several hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his "show stopper" road show, a replay of Varanasi on Bhubaneswar streets on Saturday afternoon.

  • Census 2016 highlights extent of Ireland's housing shortage

    Roughan Mac Namara of Focus Ireland criticised what he called a "series of halfway-house policies" by successive governments. This age has steadily crept up over the past quarter of a century, with an equivalent age of 26 in 1991.

    Eli Manning on fraud allegations: I've done nothing wrong

    Steiner said he is willing to issue refunds if he sold memorabilia that was not game-used as advertised. The e-mail was included in a court filing in Bergen County (New Jersey) Superior Court.

    Iran Sticks To Nuclear Deal, But US Says It Will Review Sanctions

    Last month, Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about the Iran nuclear deal in a phone call. However, Tillerson emphasized that Iran continues to be the world's leading state sponsor of terror.
  • Samsung Forecasts Record Profits for Q1

    Many of these companies are nearly unheard of by the general public and just starting to get noticed by Wall Street. Dual-Screen Galaxy X on the Way? Furthermore, the demand for larger screen variants seem to be on a rise.

    Tesla to recall 53000 cars over parking brake issue

    However, in order to be overly cautious, we are going to be proactively replacing these parts to ensure that no issues arise. A majority of the affected cars and crossovers are in the United States, Tesla said .

    Alison Sweeney is returning to Days of Our Lives

    In 2015, Sweeney and James Scott made a reunion clip for a teenage Syrian refugee, who learned English from the series. Alison Sweeney's character Sami Brady is heading back to Salem for several weeks later this year on NBC.
  • Late Night Hosts Have a Field Day with Bill O'Reilly Firing

    Then he added that they want to continue their commitment in establishing a working environment built on respect and trust. But the New York Times reported that two of the O'Reilly settlements were reached after Ailes left.

    Most Recent Stock Report: Verizon Communications Inc.'s (VZ)

    Quarterly total revenue decreased 7.3% year over year to $29,814 million, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $30,504 million. It represents a security's price that, if achieved, results in a trader recognizing the best possible outcome for his investment.

    British Parliament backs PM's call for June general election over 'Brexit'

    Critics of an early election accuse May of taking advantage of low ratings for the main opposition Labour Party. The Liberal Democrats won a ninth seat in parliament in a by-election in Richmond in December.
  • Carbon fibre cornucopia: BMW HP4 RACE superbike - Price £68000 (INR 58 lakh)

    Coated titanium pistons, Brembo GP4 PR monoblock aluminium brake calipers, and braking system are also borrowed from race bikes. The BMW HP4 is the world's first series production bike with a carbon fibre main frame and will be limited to 750 units.

    Chevy FNR-X Finds Its Own New Roads To Shanghai

    On the sides are rear-hinged rear doors that can be controlled remotely and high-tech cameras instead of traditional mirrors. On the move the concept also introduces active aero largely alien to the small crossover class.

    Almost 300 North Koreans surrender in Malaysia for overstaying

    All had been in Sarawak, a Malaysian state in Borneo. "The time really has come for North Korea to get the message". Recent satellite imagery suggests the country could conduct another underground nuclear test at any time.