The BJP National Executive meeting scheduled here from May 24-25 would focus on the Presidential poll,a senior state party leader said here on Saturday.
President Pratibha Patil’s term ends on July 24. This will be the last meeting of the BJP National Executive before the Presidential poll,which is going to be the turning point in the country’s politics, said Maharashtra BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari.
The Presidential poll will be of so much political significance for the country,the two-day discussion will conclude with a public meeting, Bhandari said. Asked if there will be a joint rally with the leaders of ally Shiv Sena,Bhandari said,This is solely a BJP event. Over 500 delegates,including chief ministers,deputy chief ministers,leaders of Opposition and party state unit chiefs are expected to attend the meeting,Bhandari said.
Amid reports that Nitin Gadkari,who completes his three-year tenure as BJP president in December this year,may get a new term in office,party sources said the issue is decided at the National Council meet,deliberations for which could be held in the Mumbai meeting.
As per the BJP constitution,only a National Council comprising around 2,500 office-holders from across the country can make amendments to the party rules and decide on crucial issues such as giving an extension or a new term to the party president.