CHENNAI: After scripting a stupendous victory for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, party general secretary and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Man Friday Amit Shah may soon be headed to Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal in a bid to rejuvenate the saffron party’s organisational structure in time for the Assembly elections in the three States.
BJP sources told Express that bearing in mind how the Gujarat strongman delivered the northern State — 71 out of 80 seats — into the party’s kitty during the just concluded Lok Sabha elections, there is a strong proposal to dispatch him to other States to replicate the electoral magic. This is also the reason why he has not been accommodated in the Cabinet or the Prime Minister’s Office. While his name has been doing the rounds for the post of party national president, it is unlikely that he will be picked up for the job, the sources said.
In fact, the proposal to dispatch Shah to the three States has been kept pending because of the ongoing consultations among senior leaders of the RSS and the BJP over the appointment of a new party chief, the sources said. “The proposal will take off once the new president is appointed.” Shah returned to Ahmedabad after the swearing-in ceremony to spend time with family. He will then visit Maharashtra, where the Assembly elections are due later this year.