Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday told Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretaries that the primary focus of the government and party should be on fulfilling the promises made to people during the elections. He was interacting with them at his 7 Race Course Road (RCR) residence here today.
"The party and the Sangh (RSS) will help the government in fulfilling the promises made to the people during the elections. We need to emerge victorious in the next Lok Sabha elections as well, and for that, we need to be prepared," said Modi. "The party workers have put in a lot of effort for the BJP, and therefore, they need to be given the kind of respect they deserve. We also need to implement and use our experiences in the elections," he added.
He also emphasised on the power and role of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) behind the victory of the BJP. "The Sangathan is our biggest power. Without it, such a huge victory would not have been possible," Modi said.
The meeting is believed to be an attempt to ensure that the organizational strength of the BJP remains strong.
The party will see a major revamp in the coming days, as its president Rajnath Singh, three vice presidents Jual Ornam, Uma Bharti and Smriti Irani and three general secretaries Ananth Kumar, Thawarchand Gehlot and Dharmendra Pradhan have become ministers in the government. Besides, party treasurer Piyush Goel and two spokespersons Prakash Javadekar and Nirmala Sitharaman have joined the government.
The BJP is also likely to see a new president in the coming days with Shah, along with general secretary J P Nadda and BJP's Gujarat unit in-charge Om Prakash Mathur in the race for the post.
BJP will also see new faces in the party as it does not want to weaken the organisation ahead of crucial Assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana later this year and Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand early next year.
BJP's ideological fountainhead, the RSS, also wants that the organisation should remain vibrant and strong unlike in 1999 when the party had become debilitated as all bigwigs went into the government and the party lost touch with the grassroots.