On 18th July, 2023, Tuesday, a meeting of NDA was held in the National capital. The meeting was scheduled hours after the opposition parties went for their huddle in Bengaluru. The meeting was attended by 39 leaders of parties and was addressed by PM Modi.
Here are some key takeaways from the meeting:
1. India to become third largest economy:
In a few years, the NDA will work to bring India's economy to third largest in the world. Earlier when NDA first came into power the economy was thriving at 10th position which was gradually brought to 5.
2. Put the country over selfish political interests:
PM Modi emphasized the importance of competitiveness over enmity in politics. He highlighted the NDA government's practice of prioritizing India above all political interests, including the conferral of prestigious awards on leaders from different parties such as Bharat Ratna to Pranab-da (former President and senior Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee). They also conferred the Padma award on Sharad Pawar, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Muzaffar Baig
3. Secure over 50 per cent of the total votes:
PM Modi expressed that the NDA received 38% of the total votes in the 2014 elections and gained 45% in the 2019 elections due to the people's trust in their efforts to safeguard national interests. He expressed confidence that their alliance partners' dedication would lead them to secure over 50% of the vote share in the upcoming 2024 elections.
4. Coalition government in 2024:
In the 4 hour long meeting, a proposal stating that the National Democratic Alliance government will be formed in the 2024 general elections for the third time under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was passed.
5. Preached and practiced positive politics:
PM Modi stated that during their time in the Opposition, they practiced positive politics, uncovering previous government scams without insulting the people's mandate. He also highlighted that they never sought foreign help against the ruling governments or hindered development schemes meant for the welfare of the country and its people.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the meeting of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), with the participation of 39 alliance parties. The gathering marked the celebration of the NDA's 25th anniversary.
The meeting forms a crucial aspect of the BJP's continuous endeavors to strengthen the NDA and develop a unified strategy against the emerging 'INDIA' grand Opposition alliance, in preparation for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections next year.
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