New Delhi: With battle lines between Congress and BJP for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls firmly drawn, the principal opposition party has decided to hold its strategy meet on January 17, the day when AICC is holding a session on the issue.
While Congress` day-long session is scheduled to be held at Talkatora Stadium, the BJP National Executive will meet the same day at the NDMC Centre followed by a two-day open session of the party`s National Council at the Ramleela grounds on December 18 and 19.
Significant political outcomes are expected at the end of both the sessions, where the two national parties will discuss and formalise their election strategy for the next general elections.
Both the parties are also expected to discuss the political situation in the wake of Aam Aadmi Party`s phenomenal rise.
Top BJP leaders including party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, party veteran L K Advani and both leaders of Opposition in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley and party president Rajnath Singh will address the sessions.
This will be the Modi`s first major strategy meet after a court in Ahmedabad recently gave a clean chit to him in the matter of his role in the 2002 riots.
A day prior to National Executive meeting, the BJP will also hold a meeting of its office-bearers on January 16 to discuss the political situation.
The opposition party will also move an economic and political resolution at the National Council to highlight the current situation and "poor" economic health of the country under the UPA and give a clarion call to its workers to work for Congress` ouster.
Through the meet, the BJP hopes to further consolidate its position riding on the anti-Congress wave that led to its victory in the recent Assembly polls in four major states.