Allahabad, June 12 (IANS) Comparing the massive goodwill that BJP received in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, especially in Uttar Pradesh, to a monsoon downpour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked party leaders to preserve the goodwill in view of the next assembly elections in the country and the 2019 general elections.
The Prime Minister expressed this view while addressing a meeting of party office bearers in Allahabad before the official inauguration of the party’s two-day National Executive meet, informed sources said.
“The need of the hour is to preserve the massive goodwill that the party got in 2014, like a monsoon downpour,” a BJP leader, who also attended the office bearers meet, quoted Modi as saying.
The Prime Minister also asked the party leaders to preserve its 11 crore members.
Reminding party leaders of “Mission UP” and the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Modi said the party needs to preserve these 11 crore people as “voters and members” of the party by involving them with social initiatives and campaigns of the BJP government.
Modi also gave tips to party leaders to change in accordance with technology, time and age, keeping in mind the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh which are due next year.
Earlier, Modi also visited the historic Allahabad High Court and spent nearly an hour at the institution, which is celebrating 150 years of its establishment.
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