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BJP National Executive meet to focus on Prez poll

The BJP National Executive meeting scheduled here on May 24 and 25 will focus on the Presidential poll, a senior state party leader said.



Mumbai: The BJP National Executive meeting scheduled here on May 24 and 25 will focus on the Presidential poll, a senior state party leader said on Saturday.

"President Pratibha Patil`s term ends on July 24. This will be the last meeting of BJP national executive before the Presidential poll, which is going to be the turning point in the country`s politics", Maharashtra BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari said.

"The Presidential poll being of so much political significance for the country, the meeting will deliberate in detail on all the aspects of this crucial issue", he said.

The two-day meet will conclude with a public meeting, Bhandari said. Asked if there will be a joint rally with the leaders of ally Shiv Sena, Bhandari said, "this is solely a BJP event".

Over 500 delegates, including chief ministers, deputy chief ministers, leaders of opposition and party state unit chiefs are expected to attend the meeting, Bhandari said.
Amid reports that Nitin Gadkari, who completes his three-year tenure in December this year as BJP president, may get a new term in office, party sources said the issue is decided at the National Council meet, deliberations for which could be held in the Mumbai meeting.

As per the BJP constitution, only a National Council comprising around 2,500 office-holders from across the country can make amendments to the party rules and decide on crucial issues like giving another extension or a new term to the party president.

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