Modi to Meet BJP General Secretaries on Saturday

Published: 31st May 2014 12:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st May 2014 12:30 AM   |  A+A-



NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet BJP general secretaries on Saturday at his residence to discuss organisational affairs and ensure that the party does not become incautious in the wake of good showing in the Lok Sabha polls.

According to sources, the reason behind Modi's meeting with the party general secretaries is an attempt to ensure that organisational strength is not weakened in the wake of massive mandate.

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

After RSS concerns that the party should be weakened after government formation, 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.

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 J P 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.


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