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BJP new team awaits allocation of work

New Delhi | Posted: September 5, 2014 3:02 am

By: Liz Mathew

BJP president Amit Shah’s plan to re-structure the division of work in the organisation and his hectic schedule to visit the poll-bound states have left the office bearers of the new team workless as they are yet to be allocated charges.

Even as the party has decided to give thrust to strengthening the organisation, Shah is considering giving more responsibilities to general secretaries, a senior party leader said.

“There are proposals to change the work division. The general secretaries and office bearers are expected to take more responsibilities,” he said, adding, “The previous division of work will be re-structured. There will be more specific territorial division of the responsibilities of the general secretaries.”

However, Shah, who has given a clear indication to his new team that his focus will be on strengthening the organisation and spreading it all across the states, has not been able to put his mind into the allocation of work.

The BJP chief had announced his new team of eight general secretaries, four joint secretaries and 14 secretaries on August 16. Since then, he has visited Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Maharashtra .

Some of the members of the newly-elected team seem to be disappointed over the delay in allocation of work. “This is a president-centric party. The president has been busy with the election-bound state,” said one general secretary. The BJP has high stakes in the September 13 bypolls in UP as well as in Assembly elections in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and J&K due later this year.

BJP sources said even the RSS has decided to give ample space to the party chief and PM Narendra Modi. “So things will move forward only when the party president gets some time to allocate work and responsibilities,” the leader said.

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