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BJP to review impact of Laxman's message

By Our Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI, DEC. 16. The Bharatiya Janata Party would review the impact of the Nagpur message of its president, Mr. Bangaru Laxman, during its two-day national executive meeting to be held here next month.

Soon after taking over as president at Nagpur, Mr. Laxman sent a message to bridge the distance between the party and the Muslims and his two-month long campaign on it conclude by the end of this year.

The national executive to meet here on January 4 and 5, will also adopt political and economic resolutions and obtain reports from State units, especially those where the Assembly elections are due next year, the party vice-president, Mr. K. Jana Krishnamurthy said here.

He said the party was particularly concerned over the political violence in Kerala and West Bengal, where Assembly elections are due along with Assam, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry.

The two-day session will be preceded by a meeting of the party's office-bearers and conclude with that of State unit chiefs to finalise the implementation of the executive's decisions.

One of the major policy announcements of the Vajpayee government - the Ramzan peace initiative - would also come in for special mention, Mr. Krishnamurty said. On the political front, the party would review its strengths in the States where elections are due and asses the situation in the light of the reports from the respective units.

The question of alliances in these States would not figure here and would be finalised ahead of the polls, he said adding that at present the BJP had an understanding with the DMK in Tamil Nadu and the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal.

In Assam, the BJP was concerned over the spurt in violence and killings of non- Assamese. ``The situation is serious and we are watching as the State Government is unable to control it.''

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