On 1 June, Narendra Modi became the first Indian Prime Minister to deliver the keynote speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue.

‘Ajay Bharat, Atal BJP’: Modi’s Slogan For 2019 Polls

Setting the tone for the 2019 parliamentary election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi coined Sunday a new slogan, 'Ajay Bharat, Atal BJP', highlighting his party's commitment to its core values and the country's progress and forward march under its rule.

Addressing the BJP national executive meet, Modi also paid rich tributes to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee through his slogan.

The new slogan, 'Ajay Bharat, Atal BJP', means an India which is victorious and cannot be subjugated by anyone and a party which is committed to its principles, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said briefing the media about Modi's speech in the closed-door meeting.

Taking a dig at efforts by opposition parties to stitch together a grand alliance against the BJP, Modi said, "People who do not see eye to eye are thinking of a grand alliance. It is vindication of our work."

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He said that no one, not even smaller parties, was ready to accept the leadership of the Congress in such an alliance.

Describing his vision for the country, the prime minister said, "I want the country to be affluent, but its bedrock should be simplicity."