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New Delhi: Two days after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh assigned duties to new office bearers, the party’s highest decision-making body met on Tuesday to discuss strategy for forthcoming polls in five states and next year’s general elections.

Besides Singh, veteran leader L.K. Advani, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley, leaders of the opposition in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, respectively, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and former party president Nitin Gadkari were among those who attended the parliamentary board meeting.

“The parliamentary board discussed issues that are to be raised during national executive and council meet in Goa next month. Strategy regarding elections in states like Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Chhatisgarh and Jharkhand was also discussed," BJP leader Ananth Kumar, who is also a member of parliamentary board, told reporters after the meeting.

“We also discussed nine years of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) mis-rule in the country. Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi gave his inputs about how to take the issues to masses. He spoke about use of social media to present facts about UPA government, as this medium is mostly used by the youth of the country," he added.

The BJP leader said Swaraj and Jaitley will hold a joint press conference on Tuesday to apprise people about the nine years of “mis-rule" by the Congress-led UPA government. The party has already announced a nation-wide campaign to stage mass arrests to highlight corruption in the government and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the alleged coal block allocations scam.

Asked whether the BJP would support a move by the government to conduct a special session of parliament for the passage of crucial Bills such as the food security and land acquisition Bills, Kumar said: “The government has not approached us yet. We will respond to them whenever they contact us. Our mind is open on these Bills and (we) have already clarified our stand."

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