Prime Minister Narendra Modi is participating in a day-long session on electoral strategy in Delhi today. Elections in five states are scheduled for the coming months. Of these, the biggest prize sought by the BJP is Bengal, which Amit Shah has been targeting since the BJP came to power at the Center in 2014.
The others in the list are another opposition ruled state – Kerala. In Tamil Nadu, the BJP has a loose alliance with the ruling AIADMK. But the party does not hope for major gains in the two southern states.
In Assam, the BJP hopes for a second term.
Today’s meeting will also be attended by party leader JP Nadda, and his heads of state units and officials.