BJP top brass in huddle ahead of assembly polls results
With the results for Assam, Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry assembly elections all set to come out on Thursday, a high-level meeting at Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh`s official residence here on Wednesday to cognisance of various issues.
New Delhi: With the results for Assam, Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry assembly elections all set to come out on Thursday, a high-level meeting at Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh`s official residence here on Wednesday to cognisance of various issues.
Emerging out of the meeting, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told reporters that no decision was taken and only general discussions were held."No specific decision was taken at the meeting, which was called to discuss various issues such as border, including army and paramilitary forces, general political scenario, flood relief measures, etc...," he said.
When his comments were sought on different strategies of the terrorists, he said: "We are neutralising them. Hence, we also know about their strategy. But I could not talk about strategy because it`s a secret issue."
Minister of State for Prime Minister`s Office Jitendra Singh, however, told the media that Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah participated in the meeting, where discussions were held on various issues, but no decision was taken"This was a comprehensive meeting, which took into cognisance various issues and ground realities of different aspects were looked into," he said.
When asked there were several governance issues, which the Centre would like to be set in the motion after President`s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir as a new government has taken over, he said: "We have a coalition government in place, which is run by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the BJP, and this is being run fairly, smoothly and very effectively, and therefore, we would like that to move ahead.""When we have a coalition government and we are part of the government then we are also responsibility to review different issues from time to time," he added.
"I am glad that this was the opportunity when all the senior ministers from the government and also the national president of the BJP were available to give us their inputs and direction for the future," he added.