Kozhikode: As the nation continues to reel from the Uri terror attack, a tone of anti-terrorism is likely to dominate the three-day Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Conclave, which began on Friday at Kozhikode in Kerala and where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make his first public address on Saturday since the deadly attack in which 18 Indian soldiers were killed.
The party also sought to focus on the Antyodaya programme as part of its pro-poor agenda. Party President Amit Shah asked its BJP ruled states to execute the schemes aimed at the welfare of the poor in the centenary birth anniversary year of its ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyay.
Briefing media on Friday evening BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav said, it is an occasion for the party to rededicate itself to Upadhyay’s ideals. He also made it clear that the Uri terror attack in which 18 soldiers were martyred will be deliberated in the Council. Prime Minister Modi will reach Kozhikode on a two-day visit today.
He will fly down to Karipur in the afternoon where he will address a public rally at five in the evening on the Kozhikode beach. He will also participate in the National Council meet.
The entire government machinery, including Prime Minister’s Office will function from Kozhikode for two days, since many of the Central Ministers are participating in the National Council of BJP