Top BJP leaders discuss preparations for assembly polls

New Delhi, June 26 (KMS): Preparations for the Assembly polls in five states early next year was the main agenda of a meeting of senior BJP leaders, including several Indian ministers, on Saturday as they deliberated on political and governance issues linked to these states.

Party president, JP Nadda and Indian ministers, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, Narendra Singh Tomar, Smriti Irani and Kiren Rijiju were among those who attended the meeting, party leaders said. “Preparations for the Assembly polls in five states was the main agenda of the meeting,” a party leader said after the meeting.

The BJP is in power in all these states except in Punjab, and has been holding a series of meetings of its senior leaders as it works to put up an impressive show in the next round of elections.

Uttar Pradesh is especially crucial to the BJP’s political fortunes as the party has been the dominant power in the country’s largest state since Prime Minister, Narendra Modi led it to power in 2014.