Allahabad: Speaking to office bearers at BJP's national executive meeting here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that the party needed to reinvent itself.
As per reports, he also said that the Bharatiya Janata Party needed to move ahead with new ideas and thoughts.
PM Modi arrived at the meeting today evening. Party president Amit Shah is chairing it.
The national executive meet is likely to set the agenda for the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh which is less than a year away.
The two-day conclave will conclude tomorrow, followed by a rally to be addressed by PM Modi.
Posters have come up across the city displaying the header 'Mission 265 Plus' a term coined by Shah who has repeatedly exhorted workers to aim at achieving a thumping majority for the party in the 403-strong UP assembly.
The BJP at present has less than 50 MLAs in the house, a massive decline since the 1990s when it used to be the top political group in the state.
BJP has brought several new faces to its national executive, the highlight being some former Congress leaders, including former Odisha CM and tribal leader Giridhar Gamang and saffron party leader KV Singh Deo, also from that state. Deo is a former state party chief.
Himanta Biswa Sarma, who defected from Congress to BJP and played a key role in its big Assam win, and former Uttarakhand CM Vijay Bahuguna, a new entrant to the saffron party, have also been inducted into the national executive.
(With PTI inputs)