R'than BJP set for revamp

Party to give push to young leaders with RSS ideology

The BJP is set for massive organisational changes in Rajasthan with the party planning to give prominence to fresh faces. The changes are likely to take place in the first week of June.

“Change in organisation is obvious. Many office-bearers have become MPs or MLAs. A few among them have been elevated to the post of cabinet minister. Party has a policy of one-person-one post. In the new set up, party workers who worked hard in election will be given priority,” said a senior leader.

To strengthen party

Senior leaders said changes will be aimed to strengthen the party in which young workers and leaders with RSS ideology will also be given prominence.

Sources said the party has already started preparations with party state chief Ashok Parnami identifying fresh and hard working faces who could be given organisational posts. 

Final names will be announced only after getting approval from top leadership in New Delhi, which is believed to have come up with a new strategy for all state organisations across the country, leaders said.

As many as four Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators including one cabinet minister won the Lok Sabha elections in the state following which by-elections will take place on these seats with in next six months.

Meritorious workers

Leaders said new faces specially the meritorious workers will given priority in by-elections for  Nasirabad, Kota South, Surajgarh and Weir constituencies.However, the massive mandate for the party in Assembly elections has now become pandoras box for state BJP. 

Party is already in a fix over expansion of state cabinet. With a strengthen of over 162 legislators in the Assembly of 200, not all leaders can be elevated to post of minister or state ministers. 

Among 162 legislators, there are dozens of leaders who qualify for the ministerial berth on the basis of their experience or caste equations. 

In such a situation the dedicated party workers may not get enough opportunities in the government or political appointments.

Party leaders believe that tough days are ahead for the party and top leadership will have to maintain a proper balance between elected leaders and party workers who are eagerly waiting to get plum post in government.

This was also one of the important reasons why chief minister Vasundhara Raje delayed her cabinet expansion till the Lok Sabha elections. 

Senior leaders informed that slightest resentment in the party over distribution of posts would have spoiled the performance in Lok Sabah elections.

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