In his speech addressing the crowd gathered on the second day of the BJP’s National Executive meet at Ramlila ground in New Delhi today (12 January 2019), Prime Minister Narendra Modi lambasted the Opposition for trying to prevent CBI investigations in states ruled by them, while also asking supporters to never forget how the Congress had tried to stall the Ayodhya case in the Supreme Court, reports The Indian Express.
Other party dignitaries also spoke at the event, including party president Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, among others.
Earlier, in his inaugural address at the convention, Amit Shah said the Lok Sabha polls will be a battle of two ideologies. He said his party stood for cultural nationalism and development of poor, while the rivals had come together merely for power.
Attacking the Opposition's grand alliance, Shah said it had no policy or programme and neither any nationwide influence.
In his hour-long address, Shah emphasised on a number of government's measures - especially those relating to security, curbing corruption and welfare programmes for the poor and farmers - and attacked the Congress for daring to target Modi on the issue of graft when its president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi were out on bail in a "case of corruption".
On the second day, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, "We have not had one major terrorist attack in this country after 2014. This government under the leadership of PM Modi has ensured one thing - that there shall not be an opportunity for terrorists to disturb peace."
Apart from senior BJP leaders, the national convention was attended by BJP national executive council members, national council members, all MPs, MLAs, MLCs, national office-bearers of all morchas among others.