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Refrain from speaking on economic slowdown: BJP

THE ASIAN AGE. | SHASHI BHUSHAN
Published : Sep 10, 2019, 2:27 am IST
Updated : Sep 10, 2019, 2:27 am IST

The Delhi BJP media team was also instructed to follow the day-to-day hearing of the Ram Temple case in the apex court.

BJP national spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi
 BJP national spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi

New Delhi: The BJP central leadership is said to have directed the party’s local spokespersons to refrain from speaking on the economic slowdown in the country. The Delhi BJP media team was also instructed to follow the day-to-day hearing of the Ram Temple case in the apex court.

In a meeting of the Delhi BJP media and social media team, all the city unit spokespersons and media panellists were directed to avoid speaking and participating in debates on the prevailing economic condition of the country.

The meeting was held on Sunday and chaired by Delhi BJP poll in-charge and Union minister Prakash Javedkar.

BJP national spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi and the party’s national IT-cell head, Amit Malviya, were also present there along with national vice president and Delhi in-charge Shyam Jaju.

With an eye on the forthcoming Delhi Assembly election scheduled for early next year, BJP central leadership issued the dos and don’ts to the city unit media team.

“We are instructed not to speak on the current economic scenario, which is not favourable, as many of our leaders from the city unit went on air without preparation causing huge embarrassment to the party. Any flip-flop on the economic condition of the country will give ammunition to the Opposition to corner us. To avoid such situations, we are instructed not to speak on the topic,” said a party leader.

In another major instruction, Delhi BJP spokespersons and media panellists are advised to keep themselves updated on the day-to-day hearing on the Ram Temple case in the Supreme Court.

Giving other instructions to the media panellists, the central leadership asked them not to start or end any debate on a negative note; not to go into the nitty-gritty of facts as viewers are not interested in details and it also wastes air time allotted to a person; and Delhi media panellists and spokespersons are to participate in TV debates on issues related to the national capital.

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