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LIVE: BJP national council meeting to discuss Lok Sabha election strategy to begin…

At least 10,000 members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) national council will gather in New Delhi today for a two-day conclave to discuss preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the backdrop of defeats in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh assembly polls.

The conclave will begin with BJP chief Amit Shah’s speech today. It will conclude with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pep talk tomorrow. Here are the live updates:

3:10 pm IST

BJP to step up organisational preparedness

The BJP will try to step up preparedness on the organisational front by roping in talent from across the country for specific election-related jobs.

3:00 pm IST

More district-level leaders in attendance this time

A BJP leader said a meeting of the national council, in which district-level leaders have been invited on such a scale, has been called for the first time. The council meets once a year with roughly 3,000 leaders in attendance.

2:50 pm IST

Amit Shah, Narendra Modi to address party leaders

BJP president Amit Shah will address at least 10,000 members of the council and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will talk to them on Saturday.

2:40 pm IST

Meeting in backdrop of losses in MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh

The conclave, possibly the last such event of the BJP before the Lok Sabha elections, is being organised after it lost the assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to Congress.

2:30 pm IST

BJP national council meet to begin soon

Thousands of members of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) national council will meet soon at Ramleela Maidan in New Delhi for two days ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha election.

Source: HindustanTimes