NEW DELHI: Bracing up for the year-end Assembly elections, BJP chief Amit Shah and Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday brainstormed over carrying out organisational changes in the state unit of the party, besides roadmap for the campaign.
The chief minister will launch a "Vikas Yatra" next month, which would be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which would also be joined by the BJP chief.
The newly appointed Rajasthan BJP chief Madan Lal Saini also took part in the deliberations during which he presented a detailed report about the poll preparations, sources said.
Shah is learnt to have asked Saini to constitute the state unit of the BJP by giving space to new faces. Shah is learnt to have directed Saini to give due considerations to caste equations while constituting his new team in the state.
Shah is learnt to have given the go ahead to Raje to launch the "Vikas Yatra" in the state.
"This was the third meeting of the BJP chief along with senior Central party members with the chief minister and the state unit leaders. The meeting was part of the effort to ensure that there are no gaps in organisational planning ahead of the Assembly elections," said a senior BJP leader.
The Rajasthan unit of the BJP had also held an extended core group meeting in Jaipur on Monday.
Incidentally, Rajasthan chief minister hadn't yet got the go ahead to launch the "Vikas Yatra" from the BJP chief even while her Madhya Pradesh and Chattishgarh counterparts are embarking on state wide campaign to showcase their achievements.
The meeting was attended by the BJP vice-president V Satish, Organisational secretary Ram Lal, national general secretary Bhupendra Yadav and others. Rajasthan along with MP, Chattishgarh, and Mizoram are heading for Assembly elections later this year.