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Gadkari says his tenure saw more aggressive, energetic BJP

BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday released a report card on achievements during his one year in office, claiming his tenure had seen a more aggressive and energetic organisation.



New Delhi: BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday
released a report card on achievements during his one year in
office, claiming his tenure had seen a more aggressive and
energetic organisation, which successfully cornered the
government on issues of price rise and corruption.

The BJP claimed that the document, "Marching Ahead.... A year of journey", was aimed at encouraging party workers and
focused on major initiatives taken by Gadkari in the last one
year which had "rekindled a new hope" in the organisation.
Gadkari took over as BJP President on December 19, 2009.

"The document is prepared with a view to making a small
beginning towards greater accountability within the
organisation, a point often stressed by the party president,"
BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

However, when asked if other office-bearers and state
unit presidents would also come up with their report cards,
Prasad said it was up to them.

Enumerating Gadkari`s achievements, Prasad said, "A new
sense of energy and dynamism has come into the party, it has
espoused the cause of the common man in an aggressive manner,
has been successful in polls at the state and local body
levels and there is a new hope among the party cadre."

The document states that BJP took three important issues
to the people -- price rise, corruption and misuse of CBI for
political purposes.
Prasad said as part of fight against price rise and
corruption, a massive national rally was held in the capital
in April. A successful Bharat Bandh and rallies against
corruption were also organised, he said.

BJP also cornered the government on issues of corruption
in 2G Spectrum allocation, Commonwealth Games and Adarsh
Housing Society.

Other achievements include launching of new training
programmes for chief ministers of BJP-ruled states, ministers,
mayors and office-bearers, adoption of Antyodaya programme by
the party and introduction of modern information and
communication technology including video-conferencing with
state units.

Gadkari also took credit for forming several study teams
like the one led by senior leader B S Koshiyari for studying
problems in the North-East and another under Rajnath Singh to
visit Jammu and Kashmir and submit a report on issues there.

The BJP President had announced at the party`s National
Council and Executive meet in February, 2010 at Indore that he
would come out with a report card of his work after a year.

Since Gadkari took over, infighting in the party has come
down. Besides Bihar Assembly polls, the BJP did well in the
municipal and other local bodies elections in Karnataka,
Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

PTI

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