Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi appears to set for a bigger role at the national level in BJP ahead of the next Lok Sabha polls with the party on Sunday re-inducting him into the central parliamentary board, its top decision-making body.
CM Narendra Modi is the only serving chief minister to be included in the parliamentary board by BJP president Rajnath Singh, who announced his new 76-member team on Sunday to steer the party into the next general elections.
Modi comes back to the party’s top body after a gap of six years after having been removed from the board by Singh during his previous tenure as party president, ending speculation over the chief minister’s future role at the national level in BJP.
Modi, who has been projected by a section within BJP as the party’s prime ministerial candidate, has also been included in BJP’s Central Election Committee, headed by Singh.
Singh’s new team has 12 vice-presidents, 10 general secretaries, 15 secretaries and seven spokespersons, besides a 12-member Central Parliamentary Board, a 19-member Central Election Committee and a five-member Central Disciplinary Committee.
Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi has been included in the parliamentary board, which is the highest decision making body of the party.
Modi is the only chief minister to be included in the key central body of the party. This ensures that he will play a key role in the decision making within the party for the next general elections.
CM Narendra Modi has made a comeback to the party’s top body after six years. Sepaking to Times Now, Rajnath Singh called Narendra Modi a ‘very popular leader’.
Modi’s popularity gives him an automatic place in parlimentary board, he said. Senior party leader from Jharkhand Yashwant Sinha has failed to make it to Rajnath Singh’s core team.
Ahead of the announcement on Sunday, party president Rajnath Singh met senior leader LKAdvani to give a final shape to the list.
Prior to this, on Saturday, 30th March 2013, CM Narendra Modi met Shri L K Advaniji at Gandhinagar and the two leaders spoke for over 45 minutes on various issues.
Edited sources: Kidsfreesouls news desk