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Gadkari puts off state unit chief polls

The BJP has decided to defer decisions on the next party president for states like Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi till after the anti-inflation rally of April 21, reports HT Correspondent.

delhi Updated: Apr 10, 2010 01:32 IST
HT Correspondent

The BJP has decided to defer decisions on the next party president for states like Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi till after the anti-inflation rally of April 21.

The reason: party president Nitin Gadkari does not want infighting to affect the rally, where he plans to see close to 25 lakh people.

"Gadkari has decided that in states where presidential polls haven't happened... will be completed after April 21," said spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy.

On Friday morning, MLAs and MPs close to Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi met Gadkari to press for Mangal Pandey as Bihar president. Chandramohan Rai met Gadkari in favour of the other frontrunner Ashwini Chaube, who has RSS support.

In UP, the contest is between Surya Prakash Shahi and Dinesh Sharma: an agency hired to analyse their merits, rejected both of them days back.