NEW DELHI: For the BJP chief Amit Shah, the secret of success apparently lies in not staying in the national capital. Now that Shah has embarked on the path of a major expansion of the party, he would not be spending more than 36 hours in one go in Delhi till September.
After hopping from West Bengal to Jammu, Shah is not relaxing despite awing his political foes with the scale of victories in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, besides wresting power in Goa and Manipur from the jaw of defeats. “Adhyaksh ji (Amit Shah) has embarked on a well worked out programme for the expansion of the party footprints across the country, which will not allow him to stay in Delhi for more than 36 hours at one time. He will be constantly travelling from one state to another, from one constituency to another. Until September, he will have no time for the people seeking him out in Delhi,” said a close aide of the BJP chief.
Incidentally, the BJP has to brace up for the July Presidential election, besides the “talk of the town” of impending major organisational shakeup and the Cabinet reshuffle. His aide stresses that the task for expansion of the party is much more important than other challenges which Shah has to address as the party president.
The BJP chief will be seen testing political waters in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Tripura this month. All the three states figure apparently on top of the priority of the BJP chief to take the ideology of the saffron outfit to new frontiers. Shah will also be seen in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat this month where the Assemble elections are to be held later this year.
The BJP chief will launch massive expansion programme in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in August, while he would be seen in Karnataka soon to get the “chemistry and arithmetic right” amidst reports of faction fights in the party.
“The BJP chief will have no time for the party leaders hoping to meet him to make cases for themselves in the organization,” stated his aide. Besides filling up vacancies in the organization, the BJP chief also has to find the person to lead the party in UP after the incumbent Keshav Prasad Maurya became the deputy chief minister. There is no party in-charge for the poll bound Himachal Pradesh as well.