No decision yet on City BJYM president
THERE APPEARS to be no immediate end to the long wait for the young aspirants of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) City president, as the party is not contemplating any appointment in the immediate future.Updated: Jan 25, 2006 14:35 IST
THERE APPEARS to be no immediate end to the long wait for the young aspirants of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) City president, as the party is not contemplating any appointment in the immediate future.
According to party sources, no serious discussion has taken place so far in the party regarding the appointment of City BJYM president for which different factions have started pulling strings.
“The rumour of the appointment of City BJYM president in the immediate future has no substance, as the issue had not even been discussed in the party so far,” a senior BJP leader, requesting anonymity, said.
As per the BJP constitution, the City president of the BJYM is to be appointed by the State party president on the recommendation of the local unit. Whenever the party State unit decides to appoint somebody, it will requisition a list of three probables from the local unit.
Then the local party unit will discuss the issue in a meeting and send the list. “Though that cannot be termed a long process, it will take some time and there is no message from the State unit in this regard so far,” the leader said.
For quite some time now, the corridors of the BJP local office here has been agog with the rumour of the imminent appointment to the post for which several names have been doing the rounds.
The rumour would get strengthened every time BJP State organisation general secretary Kaptan Singh Solanki visits the city or BJP divisional organisation secretary Arvind Menon is summoned to Bhopal.
In fact, the appointment has been due for more than a year now since the formation of new working committee of the City BJP unit in January last year after the organisation elections.
Since State BJP president makes the appointment, it was held up as a new State chief is also yet to be chosen after erstwhile chief Shivraj Singh Chouhan was made Chief Minister.
When Chouhan was named State chief in May last year, there were expectations that finally things would start moving in the desired direction.
But, the atmosphere in the party was too turbulent for Chouhan to indulge in restructuring, thanks to the revolt witnessed in the party during the latter part of last year, kicked off by maverick leader Uma Bharti.
Now that the appointment of a new State party president is imminent, things are unlikely to move before that, party sources said.
First Published: Jan 25, 2006 14:35 IST