Gadkari all set to get a 2nd term as BJP chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 21:05

Surajkund: BJP`s National Council meeting here on September 27 and 28 will clear the decks for a second consecutive term to Nitin Gadkari as party President after it gives a nod to the amendment in the party Constitution.

The party`s National Executive had passed a resolution in in its last meeting in Mumbai, allowing an amendment in the BJP constitution for a second term for its president.

Gadkari`s current term as president ends in December when he is expected to get a second term, thereby giving him a tenure upto December 2015.

The BJP National Council, which has 1,200 members, will formally adopt a resolution during its meeting here later this week to pave the way for Gadkari`s second term.

As per the current BJP constitution, the party President could only have only one three-year term and there was no provision for its President to be re-elected for a second stint.

Sources said the party`s ideologue, the RSS, is keen on a second term for Gadkari and the party contesting the 2014 general elections under his leadership.

The party`s membership drive is on and its organisational elections will be held soon.


First Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 21:05
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