Narendra Modi to meet BJP general secretaries on Saturday

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014 - 23:46

New Delhi: Within a week of his taking charge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday meet BJP general secretaries at his residence in a bid to touch base with the party and discuss the organisational affairs.

According to sources, the reason behind Prime Minister`s meeting with the party general secretaries is an attempt to ensure that organisational strength is not weakened in the wake of massive mandate the party received in the recent Lok Sabha elections.
Senior BJP leaders said the aim is to keep the party vibrant and not to let the guard down after the party`s emphatic victory.

Confirming the meeting tomorrow morning, a senior party leader said no agenda for the meeting has been conveyed to them.

Modi is likely to convey to the party general secretaries to continue to act like a bridge between the government and the common people by continuing to touch base with them.
At least three general secretaries - Ananth Kumar, Thawarchand Gehlot and Dharmendra Pradhan are now part of the government as they have become Ministers.

Modi is holding the meeting as party chief Rajnath Singh has also taken over as Home Minister and discussions for finding a new president are underway.

Sources said the party will see a major revamp in the coming days, as its president Rajnath Singh, three vice presidents Jual Ornam, Uma Bharti and Smriti Irani and three general secretaries Ananth Kumar, Thawarchand Gehlot and Dhanrmendra Pradhan have joined the government.

Besides, party treasurer Piyush Goel and two spokespersons Prakash Javadekar and Nirmala Sitharaman have joined the government.

Shah, along with general secretary JP Nadda and BJP`s Gujarat unit in-charge Om Prakash Mathur, are in the race for the party president`s post, it is learnt.

BJP will also see new faces in the party as it does not want to weaken the organisation ahead of crucial Assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana later this year and Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand early next year.

BJP`s ideological fountainhead, the RSS, also wants that the organisation should remain vibrant and strong unlike in 1999 when the party had become debilitated as all bigwigs went into the government and the party lost touch with the grassroots.


First Published: Friday, May 30, 2014 - 23:46

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