Ready for snap polls, says BJP after strategy meet

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday expressed its openness to go for snap polls.

Last Updated: Jul 08, 2013, 15:59 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday expressed its openness to go for snap polls. Addressing media persons here, BJP general secretary Ananth Kumar said the ruling Congress party is under pressure from its allies and may go for snap polls.

Addressing a press conference here, Ananth Kumar said, "The Congress and UPA is under pressure. It is breaking, it is running away. It is not in a position to face the nation or Parliament."

Giving details of BJP’s roadmap for the elections, the senior BJP leader said, “The party will contest the polls on the issue of corruption, economic policies, and rising prices and failure of the government on all fronts.”

"BJP has come in election mode. We are ready for snap polls. The party will hold more than 100 political rallies across the country,” Kumar said.

He was speaking after the meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Board, the party`s highest decision-making body, where, Kumar said, the current political situation in the country was discussed and a roadmap and strategy for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls decided.

Throwing more light on BJP’s strategy for the Lok Sabha polls, party general secretary said, “We have two strategies for elections…first it will be political rallies in the country and second is organisational. We will have a strategy for each booth and there will be several committees for this”.

“Party president Rajnath Singh and poll panel campaign chief Narendra Modi will discuss the issues with key BJP leaders and will create the strategy,” Kumar said.

Further hitting out at the Congress on the issue of the Food Security Bill, Kumar said, “The ruling party could have held discussion in Parliament and got the bill passed but they were doubtful of gathering support.”

Ananth Kumar said the different committees to be formed will take care of the party`s election manifesto, parliamentary election meetings, "charge sheet" against UPA, development agenda and other things.

The BJP Parliamentary Board discussed the poll strategy at today`s meeting, where it decided that the party will go ahead with good governance and development as its major poll planks.

The meeting was attended by key leaders of the party, including party`s poll panel chief Narendra Modi, party president Rajnath Singh, LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley.