BJP sorts out Bihar row
A core BJP group has been set up to sort out differences among different factions and act a bridge between the JD(U)-BJP government and the party.
The move came after BJP’s Prime Minister candidate L K Advani advised five senior leaders of the Bihar unit to work together and start preparations for the Lok Sabha elections because of uncertainty at the Centre.
BJP chief Rajnath Singh has also effected a change in the state BJP set-up, giving berth to rebel leaders including Rameshwar Prasad, Janardhan Singh Segriwal and Chandra Mohan Rai who was made BJP national executive member. Two women were appointed as secretaries.
“The informal core committee would comprise state BJP chief Radhamohan Singh, Sushil Modi, Nand Kishore Yadav, Ashwini Choubey and Hridaynath Singh,” senior party leader Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday.
The BJP is expecting a “near-sweep” for the NDA in Bihar this time. The state has 40 Lok Sabha seats, of which the BJP will contest 16 seats as per an understanding with the JD(U).