Watch video: BJP's national executive lauded PM Modi's administration of policies while dealing with COVID-19 pandemic, says Dharmendra Pradhan

02:13 PM Nov 07, 2021 | Agencies

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said that BJP's national executive lauded the administration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government's policies in tacking the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Briefing reporters about the meeting, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the executive hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's effective leadership during the Covid pandemic, 100 crore vaccinations and providing free food grains to 80 crore poor people. He said that Nadda noted that this is the largest food programme in human history.


Pradhan, while addressing the media about the ongoing Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)'s national executive meeting, said, "due to his global presence, today big countries of the world consider his administrative initiatives as an ideal in tackling the pandemic. PM Modi is taking the country forward in these challenging times." "More than 100 crore COVID-19 vaccinations have been done in the country. More than 30 per cent of the total population have received both doses. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognized the vaccines manufactured by India," Pradhan added.


The Minister said that the effects of COVID-19 have surrounded the country for the last two years, and all the countries of the world were affected by this pandemic. "For this reason, after a long gap, after about 1.5 years, the meeting of the BJP's national executive was held," Pradhan said.

BJP National Executive Committee meeting was inaugurated by PM Modi and party president JP Nadda.

Pradhan said that all participants at the meeting were registered digitally. "Around 342 people are taking part in this meeting today," he informed.

"Two senior party leaders LK Advani and Dr Murli Manohar Joshi took part in the National Executive meet from their respective residences through technology at their respective residences," he added.

On BJP's growth in West Bengal, Pradhan quoting Nadda said if one looks at its growth in the state from the political science perspective, then there will be very few parallels of it in Indian political history.

Addressing media to brief about the ongoing national executive meeting of BJP, Pradhan said, "The BJP is standing like a rock in support with the people of Bengal. Nadda Ji today said that whenever elections will be held in Bengal in the coming times, BJP will fight to save Bengal in a democratic way, to restore ideal democracy in Bengal and will restore the faith of people in the Constitution."

According to Pradhan, Nadda said that if one looks at the BJP's vote share in the 2014 assembly elections and the 2016 assembly elections in West Bengal, and compares them with the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and 2021 assembly polls, it shows substantial growth of the BJP in the state.

The BJP's national executive meeting, which should be normally held once in three months according to the party's constitution, is being held for the first time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

The party's national office-bearers, its national executive members from the national capital and Union ministers will be physically present in the meeting, while the chief ministers of states where the party is in power and national executive members from these states will virtually attend the meeting.

At the NDMC Convention Centre, the meeting venue, musicians from across the country played traditional instruments to greet those attending the meet.

Prime Minister Modi while entering the venue met women, who in their traditional Chath attire and singing songs praising the Sun god, performed puja and rituals.

Chath will be performed in many parts of the country, especially in eastern parts of poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand on November 10.

(With inputs from ANI and PTI)

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