2019 elections will be fought on mobile, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The Prime Minister has asked the BJP MPs to be active on social media and highlight their personal initiatives and the government's policies for the constituency, using the medium.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already sounded the poll bugle for 2019. On Friday he met the BJP MPs from the states of Jharkhand, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana, at his residence for 'breakfast pe charcha', in which he discussed the poll strategy for the 2019 general elections.

Interestingly, most of these states do not have the BJP government at their helm, making the meeting even more significant given the fact that BJP is eyeing big in these states for the 2019 elections.

Mobile-Friendly Government

According to the sources, the message from PM Modi at today's meeting was pretty loud and clear.

"Use mobile technology as that's the medium the youth of this country use," the PM said.

Sources in the PMO has told India Today that the PM has asked the MPs, present at the meeting, to be active on social media and highlight their personal initiatives and the government's policies for the constituency, using the medium. They have added that the PM said that elections in 2019 will be fought through mobile.

Agenda Of The Meetings

In all these meetings, Modi reiterates one message that the MPs are to highlight Modi government's pro-poor and pro-backward communities policies. The intention is to reinforce the BJP government's 'get rid of the suit boot ki sarkar' slogan and project the government as downtrodden before next general election.

The government is all the more confident after the schemes like 'Ujwala Yojna' paying political dividend in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Now, the BJP top rank is hoping to replicate this success in the general elections as well, owing to which in today's meeting, the MPs were asked to find out women-beneficiaries of Ujwala Yojna and congregate them so they can share their personal experiences.

Earlier BJP MPs from other states like Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh met the prime minister over breakfast. After which a statement attributing to PM Modi was released, which read, "BJP members should study facts and understand the Opposition's lies. They should take this to the people. They should inform the masses that the Central government is working for the poor" .

As told by the sources, the PM believes that there's a lot of misinformation spread by the opposition regarding Goods and Services Tax (GST), that may hurt BJP politically in the next general election and the MPs should clear the air and explain the benefits of the bill in their respective constituencies.

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