RSS, BJP mulling another term for Gadkari
Murmurs of BJP President Nitin Gadkari getting another term have been growing louder as the RSS top brass continues to repose its faith in him.
New Delhi: Murmurs of BJP President Nitin Gadkari getting another term have been growing louder as the RSS top brass continues to repose its faith in him and is
happy that he is leaving no stone unturned in improving the party`s prospects in Assembly elections since he took over.
Gadkari, who will complete his three-year term in December this year, has led BJP from the front in the on-going Uttar Pradesh elections.
From ticket distribution to ushering in leaders like Uma Bharti and Sanjay Joshi, Gadkari has been deeply involved in the party`s endeavour to win as many seats as possible in then politically crucial state.
RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat is said to have expressed his satisfaction at Gadkari`s performance, according to sources, and this augurs well for the latter. RSS is keen on continuing with Gadkari till the Lok Sabha elections scheduled to take place in 2014, they said.
"The chess board of politics within BJP and the RSS is such that Gadkari is likely to be given another term. There is no other suitable alternative on which both the Sangh and the party can easily have a consensus. Since he has done a good
job till now, he is likely to be rewarded," a BJP MP said.
The BJP Constitution states that the party president will be elected only for one term of three years. But this clause has been amended in the past and once the Sangh fount head decides to change it again, the rest will fall in line, the sources said.
Gadkari was the RSS choice for the BJP top post after it faced two consecutive defeats in the Lok Sabha polls in 2004 and 2009. Since he has been building up the party for the next general elections, it is logical that the party not change the
leader midstream, they said.