BJP top brass to meet in Lucknow from June 3

With successive failures in Lok Sabha polls still posing a daunting challenge, the BJP top brass is meeting in Lucknow from June 3 to devise a strategy aimed at revival of the party in UP.

Updated: Jun 01, 2011, 20:53 PM IST

New Delhi: With successive failures in Lok
Sabha polls still posing a daunting challenge, the BJP top
brass is meeting in Lucknow from June three to devise a
strategy aimed at revival of the party in Uttar Pradesh and
some other states in the Hindi heartland.

The two-day National Executive Meeting assumes
importance as the party is in political wilderness in Uttar
Pradesh for about a decade and now placed behind SP, BSP
and Congress in the state in the Lok Sabha polls in 2009.
The main opposition party is expected to do some
introspection on how to put its house in order with the recent
row over senior leader Sushma Swaraj`s statement hinting her
colleague Arun Jaitley had promoted the controversial Bellary
brothers in Karnataka exposing its soft underbelly.

Meeting in Lucknow after five years, the BJP is
expected to make corruption a big issue at the national
executive by bringing a resolution on it at a time when the
Centre is in a fix over handling yoga guru Ramdev`s planned
hunger strike from June 4 over the issue of Black money.
The controversy surrounding union minister Dayanidhi
Maran has come in handy for the party to target the Manmohan
Singh government afresh like it did on the 2G spectrum
allocation issue, dubbed by the opposition as the biggest scam
in independent India.

The party may bring a resolution on price rise,
increase in petrol prices, rotting food grains and related
issues.

Another resolution on internal security, terrorism and
relations with Pakistan in the wake of recent developments
like elimination of Osama bin Laden and the revelations made
by Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley is also expected.

PTI