BJP’s Kerala meet: Expect strong message on Uri attack
BJP stand on Uri attacks
BJP’s Kerala meet: Expect strong message on Uri attack :- Ram Madhav, the BJP General Secretary, has followed up his “jaw for tooth” after the Uri terror attack with another strong comment that further underscores the pressure that the party is exerting on the government it leads at the Centre.
“Do you want only some statements or do you want action? Action is happening,” said Mr Madhav, who is also the BJP’s point man in Jammu and Kashmir, further sharpening the focus on two speeches that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be making in the next two days in Kerala’s Kozhikode, where the BJP is holding a strategy meet.
Mr Madhav was asked about his comment immediately after the terrorist attack on an Army base in J&K’s Uri that has killed 18 soldiers. “The PM has also promised that those who were behind the Uri terror attack will not go unpunished. That should be further the way forward. For one tooth, the complete jaw. Days of so-called strategic restraint are over,” he had said then.
Some of the top party sources have confirmed that the BJP national council meeting, which will be open to the media, will set a strong anti-Pakistan, anti-terror tone.
BJP strategy in Kerala
It will also showcase the BJP’s new slogan which is against poverty as the party attempting to occupy the political space that the Congress has appropriated for many years with the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s famous “Garibi Hatao” or remove poverty battle cry.
The conclave will be celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of Deen Dayal Upadhyay, former chief of the Jan Sangh from which the BJP party was born. The party has also planned to use the meet to give a new spin to its future political strategy having an anti-poverty theme. But the agenda has changed after last weekend’s attack on Uri.
Posters with the tough line on Kashmir that Deen Dayal Upadhyay propagated have been prominently placed at the venue of the conclave.
PM Modi is arriving in Kozhikode today and will be addressing a public rally in the evening. He will address party workers on Sunday after the BJP national council conclave at the function to mark the party ideologue’s birth anniversary.
A political resolution has to be adopted at the council is further expected to include the situation in Kashmir and the Uri attack. Interestingly, BJP sources have said that the conclave will go beyond strategizing for the coming elections or contemporary politics.