Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

Rajnath Singh to meet Narendra Modi, talk strategy

Modi at a meeting of the Gujarat cabinet in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.( Express photo by Javed Raja ) Modi at a meeting of the Gujarat cabinet in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. ( Express photo by Javed Raja )
Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: May 14, 2014 12:38 am

Buoyed by exit polls predicting a clear majority for the BJP-led NDA alliance, top BJP leaders will deliberate the party’s post-poll strategy based on organisational feedback.

BJP president Rajnath Singh is likely to travel to Ahmedabad to meet Narendra Modi, and former party president Nitin Gadkari and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley are expected to join the discussion.

Modi had called on Rajnath Singh last week after campaigning concluded.

Gadkari, who met Modi on Monday, met senior party leader L K Advani and Singh separately here on Tuesday. Gadkari, sources said, is learnt to have highlighted the clean chit given to him by Income Tax authorities.

“There is a need for composite discussion on organisational and post-poll government formation situations,” confided a source close to one of the top party leaders.

Earlier, Singh and Modi met top RSS leaders to exchange notes on the post-poll scenario. With BJP hoping to form the next government, party sources said top BJP leaders should make up their mind about who should be included in the government and fill any resultant vacancies in the organisation.

“All this is a hypothetical situation, but there is a need to forge some understanding about deployment of party leaders. Whether the party president should join the government and whether we need a new party president, these issues cannot be discussed in isolation. There needs to be a composite discussion,” said a party source justifying the meeting of top party and RSS leaders.

Results for the Lok Sabha elections would be announced on Friday.

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