BJP to cash in on Vajpayee`s image

BJP said the party would utilise the image and achievements of former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee to its advantage in the run up to the polls.

Updated: Dec 04, 2011, 18:39 PM IST

Nainital: With Assembly elections round the
corner in five states, the BJP on Sunday said the party would
utilise the image and achievements of former prime minister
Atal Behari Vajpayee to its advantage in the run up to the
polls.

Briefing reporters on the decisions taken at a one-day
national meet of BJP general secretaries here in light of
upcoming Assembly election in Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa,
Manipur and Uttar Pradesh, party general secretary Anant Kumar
said BJP has decided to celebrate Vajpayee`s birthday on
December 25 as `Good Governance Day` in the country.
A meeting of representatives from BJP and NDA-ruled states
will be organised on December 9 in New Delhi to discuss the
details in this regard, he said.

BJP and NDA-ruled states and municipal corporations will
organise exhibitions on December 25 to demonstrate the best
practices adopted and applied for good governance by them,
Kumar said.

The celebration is to mark the contribution of Vajpayee
during his six-year rule under the NDA regime, he added.
Regarding BJP`s strategy in the five poll-bound states,
Kumar said the party will "come back to power in Punjab and
Uttarakhand, while it targets to replace the Congress
government in Goa".

Claiming that the BSP and Samajwadi Party have lost their
mass base in Uttar Pradesh and public is aware of Congress`
failures at the Centre, he said BJP has emerged as the most
suitable option before the people in the state.

PTI