Today in Pics: BJP comes into election mode, focusses on good governance

BJP in its Parliamentary Board meeting on July 8 said it has come into election mode and is ready for snap polls for which it has laid down a roadmap making good governance and development as its poll planks. This is the second meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Board within a week, which was attended by the BJP top leadership including L K Advani, party president Rajnath Singh and the party's Campaign Committee chief Narendra Modi, besides other leaders. Its last meeting was held on July 4. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)
BJP in its Parliamentary Board meeting on July 8 said it has come into election mode and is ready for snap polls for which it has laid down a roadmap making good governance and development as its poll planks.
This is the second meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Board within a week, which was attended by the BJP top leadership including L K Advani, party president Rajnath Singh and the party's Campaign Committee chief Narendra Modi, besides other leaders. Its last meeting was held on July 4. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)
The opposition party said it will form several committees in the next few days to highlight the failure of the Congress-led UPA government on various issues like corruption, price rise and on the economic front. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)
The opposition party said it will form several committees in the next few days to highlight the failure of the Congress-led UPA government on various issues like corruption, price rise and on the economic front. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)
Attacking the ruling dispensation, it said the UPA is cracking and the Congress is under pressure from its allies even as it accused it of not being in a position to face the nation or Parliament resulting in the delay of the Monsoon session. "BJP has come in election mode. We are ready for snap polls," party general secretary Ananth Kumar said. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)
Attacking the ruling dispensation, it said the UPA is cracking and the Congress is under pressure from its allies even as it accused it of not being in a position to face the nation or Parliament resulting in the delay of the Monsoon session. "BJP has come in election mode. We are ready for snap polls," party general secretary Ananth Kumar said. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)
Attacking the ruling dispensation, it said the UPA is cracking and the Congress is under pressure from its allies even as it accused it of not being in a position to face the nation or Parliament resulting in the delay of the Monsoon session. "BJP has come in election mode. We are ready for snap polls," party general secretary Ananth Kumar said. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)
Attacking the ruling dispensation, it said the UPA is cracking and the Congress is under pressure from its allies even as it accused it of not being in a position to face the nation or Parliament resulting in the delay of the Monsoon session. "BJP has come in election mode. We are ready for snap polls," party general secretary Ananth Kumar said. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)
He was speaking after the meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Board, the party's highest decision-making body, where, Kumar said, the current political situation in the country was discussed and a roadmap and strategy for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls decided.(IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)
He was speaking after the meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Board, the party's highest decision-making body, where, Kumar said, the current political situation in the country was discussed and a roadmap and strategy for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls decided.(IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)
He said the BJP will adopt a two-pronged strategy for the polls which will include a political campaign with the party holding rallies and meetings across the country and an organisational strategy to put the party's structure in place and take its campaign forward. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)
He said the BJP will adopt a two-pronged strategy for the polls which will include a political campaign with the party holding rallies and meetings across the country and an organisational strategy to put the party's structure in place and take its campaign forward. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)
Condemning the bombings at Bodhgaya in Bihar, an official of the Maha Bodhi Society of India said such "shameless" attacks go against the basic tenets of Buddhism that espouses peace. "Buddhism is for peace. We condemn the bombings. It goes against our faith and our belief in non-violence," said Anand Kumar Barua, member of the Kolkata-based Society's governing body. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)
Condemning the bombings at Bodhgaya in Bihar, an official of the Maha Bodhi Society of India said such "shameless" attacks go against the basic tenets of Buddhism that espouses peace. "Buddhism is for peace. We condemn the bombings. It goes against our faith and our belief in non-violence," said Anand Kumar Barua, member of the Kolkata-based Society's governing body. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)
In the wake of the Sunday morning bombings at Bihar's 1,500-year old Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya, around a hundred monks gathered in the Kolkata's central part in Esplanade to hold a silent vigil in the afternoon. "We have no words to express ... it is disgusting. We had gathered today to protest the attacks in a silent manner," said Barua while adding that another peace protest will be organised July 12. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)
In the wake of the Sunday morning bombings at Bihar's 1,500-year old Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya, around a hundred monks gathered in the Kolkata's central part in Esplanade to hold a silent vigil in the afternoon. "We have no words to express ... it is disgusting. We had gathered today to protest the attacks in a silent manner," said Barua while adding that another peace protest will be organised July 12. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)
At least two Buddhist monks were injured early Sunday in multiple blasts at the temple. The blasts did not cause any casualty or damage to the temple and the Bodhi tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment, a police officer said. (IE Photo: Partha Paul) Ahead: Athlete Pinki Pramanik participates in LGBT parade
At least two Buddhist monks were injured early Sunday in multiple blasts at the temple. The blasts did not cause any casualty or damage to the temple and the Bodhi tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment, a police officer said. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)
Ahead: Athlete Pinki Pramanik participates in LGBT parade
Several hundred members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community decked up in psychedelic accessories, proudly walked and danced their way through in the oldest pride walk in south Asia - Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk  on Sunday to protest violence against women and sexual minorities.Athlete Pinky Pramanik, who was also spotted at the Pride Walk, said: "I hope they don't have to face problems in the future. I am here so that they can have a better future," said Pramanik. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)
Several hundred members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community decked up in psychedelic accessories, proudly walked and danced their way through in the oldest pride walk in south Asia - Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk on Sunday to protest violence against women and sexual minorities.
Athlete Pinky Pramanik, who was also spotted at the Pride Walk, said: "I hope they don't have to face problems in the future. I am here so that they can have a better future," said Pramanik. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)
In its 12th year, the Kolkata Pride Walk witnessed participation of Indians (from Odisha, Delhi, Bangalore etc.) as well as foreigners from Nepal, African countries and the US and also underscored the need to legalise gay marriage in the country. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)
In its 12th year, the Kolkata Pride Walk witnessed participation of Indians (from Odisha, Delhi, Bangalore etc.) as well as foreigners from Nepal, African countries and the US and also underscored the need to legalise gay marriage in the country. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)
The walkers in vibrant clothes accentuated with rainbow-hued scarves, peacock-feather head dresses, bow-ties, bonnets, waistbands, badges and flags, stunned onlookers as they threaded their way through city traffic from Jatin Das Park Metro station in south Kolkata to the centrally-located Academy of Fine Arts, displaying banners that said 'Yes to Sexual Diversity, No to Sexual Violence'. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)
The walkers in vibrant clothes accentuated with rainbow-hued scarves, peacock-feather head dresses, bow-ties, bonnets, waistbands, badges and flags, stunned onlookers as they threaded their way through city traffic from Jatin Das Park Metro station in south Kolkata to the centrally-located Academy of Fine Arts, displaying banners that said 'Yes to Sexual Diversity, No to Sexual Violence'. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)
Making sure that their slogans of "Meyete meyete prem hoyeche ... priti koto ulte geche (there is reversal in rules of love as women fall for women now)" were heard amid the din of traffic, drummers accompanied the procession all the way through leading from the front. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)
Making sure that their slogans of "Meyete meyete prem hoyeche ... priti koto ulte geche (there is reversal in rules of love as women fall for women now)" were heard amid the din of traffic, drummers accompanied the procession all the way through leading from the front. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

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