Rajasthan BJP set for major organisational overhaul
At first, changes will be carried out in the organisational structure from the polling booth to the district unit in Alwar, Ajmer and Mandalgarh where the party suffered a defeat in the by-elections held in January.Updated: May 16, 2018 22:08 IST
A major organisational overhaul in the Rajasthan BJP is expected soon after the appointment of a new state president of the party, sources said on Wednesday.
“There will be lot of developments at the state and district levels (of the party) and some heads will roll while new leaders will be appointed,” a party leader, who did not wish to be named, said.
At first, changes will be carried out in the organisational structure from the polling booth to the district unit in Alwar, Ajmer and Mandalgarh where the party suffered a defeat in the by-elections held in January.
The party has started the process of dissolving the booth-level bodies of the 17 assembly constituencies falling under the two Lok Sabha seats of Alwar and Ajmer and will form a new executive committee.
A list of party leaders, who have influence among different communities, has been prepared the leader said. These will be given important posts in the organisation so that the Congress vote bank can be captured, he said.
The Rajasthan BJP has been headless for nearly a month with difference of opinion between BJP chief Amit Shah and chief minister Vasundhara Raje over the selection of the candidate.
“The announcement is expected in two to three days once the political uncertainty in Karnataka is over,” the BJP leader said. He admitted that the delay in the election of a new state party president is creating confusion among workers.
The recent incident of open confrontation between two BJP MLAs during a review meeting in Kota is usually taken up at the level of state unit president, but no action has been taken so far in the absence of the state party chief.
Former state BJP president Ashok Parnami, however, said the day to day functioning of the state unit has not been affected. “The announcement of new state BJP president is expected soon, and the work at party offices is progressing as usual,” he said.
There is no clarity over who will be appointed the new president with central leadership keen on appointing Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhwat, who is being opposed by Raje camp. On the other hand, Shah has rejected the names of leaders suggested by Raje.
Amid all the brouhaha over caste calculations, the party’s preparations for the coming assembly elections have been pushed to the back burner.
Party sources, however, do not rule a further tussle and eventual appointment of a compromise candidate in the next few days.
First Published: May 16, 2018 22:08 IST