CMs of BJP-ruled states told to have rapport with organisation

To ensure implementation of party ideology and agenda, BJP central leadership directed its chief ministers to maintain time-bound and better coordination with the organisation in states where the party is in power.

New Delhi: To ensure implementation of party
ideology and agenda, BJP central leadership on Tuesday directed its
chief ministers to maintain time-bound and better coordination
with the organisation in states where the party is in power.

The BJP top brass had organised a session during its
on-going conclave here for its chief ministers to discuss the
relationship between the state governments and the
organisation.

In the session, chaired by former party president Rajnath
Singh and moderated by general secretary Dharmendra Pradhan,
chief ministers of the seven states where BJP is in power
explained how they were keeping the party state units posted
about their policies and programmes.

"Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said
he holds a meeting with the BJP state unit president every
week. Similarly, a meeting of the general secretaries and
organisation general secretary with cabinet ministers is held
once in a fortnight," party spokesperson JP Nadda told
reporters.

A meeting of party MLAs with office-bearers of the
organisation is also held once a month.

This practice is to be followed by all the states where
BJP is in power. Party president Nitin Gadkari, who was chosen
by the RSS to head BJP, has tried to ensure that the
organisation is kept in the loop by the chief ministers and
the ideologies of Hindutva and Antyodaya are implemented by
these governments.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal stated
in his presentation that he usually takes the state unit
president with him during his tours so that decisions are
taken mutually and without any conflict.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said decision making
should always be two-way. He maintained that in his state any
policy to be implemented is passed from top to bottom and back
for feedback and opinions.

As part of the programme aimed at reaching out to the
local workers, ministers in Gujarat are expected to hold
"tiffin meetings" where everybody brings his food and shares
it with others during such interactions at village levels.

Nadda said this exercise is being done also to involve the
party workers and satisfy their aspirations as many leaders
have not become part of the government in order to dedicate
their energies for the organisation.

Party seniors have also underlined the need for exchanging
notes on issues to keep each other on the same page as far as
policies are concerned.

Chief Ministers are expected to meet the local BJP
office-bearers and workers during their official tours to the
state.

PTI

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