Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president J.P. Nadda on Saturday inaugurated the party's national officer bearers' meeting at International Convention Centre in Hyderabad, ahead of the two-day long National Executive meeting of the party.
A group of dancers performed outside the International Convention Centre , the venue of the BJP's national executive meeting. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh left for Hyderabad to participate in the National Executive meeting.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Hyderabad today to participate in the meeting. He is expected to address the national executive on Sunday.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Chief Ministers of 19 states and other BJP senior leaders at Hyderabad International Convention Centre will also attend the meeting.In his speech, the Prime Minister is expected to give a roadmap for the party especially in its approach to Assembly elections in big states like Gujarat.
This is the first time that a meeting is taking place with complete participation by the BJP national executive members since the COVID-19 pandemic.
The last meeting which took place in November 2021 happened in a hybrid manner in which leaders were present physically as well as virtually.
The entire city of Hyderabad has donned a saffron hue with the BJP flags and banners ahead of the party's mega show. The posters showcase the achievement of the central government. Every nook and corner of the city is decked up with big cutouts and banners of top BJP leaders.
Meetings of the national general secretaries and national office bearers followed by the national executive meeting will be held on Saturday and a public meeting will be held at the Parade Ground on July 3 with an address by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A photo exhibition on Saturday evening will exhibit pictures of senior leaders and those taken during previous national executive meet and important events.
Earlier on Friday, Nadda held the meeting of the party's general secretaries in Hyderabad. The BJP chief held a mega roadshow upon arrival in Hyderabad.
Telangana is heading for Assembly elections in 2023 and the BJP sees a huge prospect of bringing down the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi government.
The Hyderabad city police, along with state government departments, have made elaborate security arrangements ahead of PM Modi's visit to Hyderabad.