BJP board meet today

Published: 21st May 2013 09:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st May 2013 09:13 AM   |  A+A-

After having overhauled his entire team, BJP president Rajnath Singh has convened a parliamentary board meeting on Tuesday. Among others Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will also be present at the meeting.

Modi, who was recently elevated to the parliamentary board (and the central election committee), had failed to attend the parliamentary board meeting or election committee meeting related to the Karnataka Assembly elections.

Party general secretary Amit Shah confirmed to Express that Modi would attend Tuesday’s meeting.

Besides Rajnath, the 12 member parliamentary board comprises L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, M Venkaiah Naidu, Nitin Gadkari, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Narendra Modi, Ananth Kumar, Thawar Chand Gehlot and Ram Lal.

Name of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, though he has been ailing for some time, also figures on the list of participents. Naidu and Gehlot would be absent at the meet. Naidu is abroad for a medical checkup, while Gehlot would stay put in his home state.

A senior party spokesperson said the parliamentary board would confabulate “on the present political scenario and also the coming party national executive”.

“The credibility of the scam-tainted UPA Government is at its all-time low and the BJP-led Opposition alliance is the natural alternative,”  Shah said.  


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