BJP president Nitin Gadkari said in his first address to the party’s national council near here that performance would be the criterion for any individual’s growth in the party under his leadership.
“We will review the performance of all. Those who perform will be awarded,” he said, giving indication that non-performers would be dumped.
In an indication of Gadkari’s disinclination to raise the Ram Temple issue, he told mediapersons that he was calling for the bulding of a temple at Ayodhya lest they (media) accuse him of having dropped the issue. He also urged Muslims to allow a Ram Temple to be built, promising to cooperate in the construction of a grand mosque near the temple.
After the national council gave Gadkari a standing ovation as it ratified his appointment, the new BJP chief said the party was formulating a performance assessment programme and that all members, including ministers would have to show results.
The party would also institute awards at the national level for the best performing MP, MLA, municipal councillor and sarpanch.
“With this in mind, I have decided to constitute a group of party workers and supporters to prepare an ‘India Vision 2025’ document for the party,” he announced.
The party is also planning a major nationwide campaign for building the capacity of its workers, functionaries and elected representatives at every level.
Moreover, every party worker will now have to participate in the in-house training programmes and have to serve the party in a more result-oriented manner.
“While selecting party workers for shouldering responsibilities, their ability and capacity to deliver will be given more importance and hence it makes sense to get trained and build the capacity,” he pointed out.