BJP considers change in its rules,Gadkari may stay

Ther's clear sign Gadkari,who is believed to have backing of RSS,is set to remain as president.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:May 12, 2012 3:27 am

A meeting of the BJP’s national office-bearers here Friday evening discussed a proposal to amend the party’s constitution to allow its president a second successive term. This could be a sign that Nitin Gadkari,who is believed to have the backing of the RSS,is set to remain as president.

A decision in this regard can only be taken at the national executive meeting of the party,scheduled for May 24-25 in Mumbai.

Asked about the proposal,party general secretary Ananth Kumar said “some internal party matters were discussed… Any decision would be taken up at BJP’s national executive meeting”.

As per present rules,a BJP president gets only one term of three years. There is no provision for a second consecutive term for the incumbent. The proposed amendment will help Gadkari steer the party in the 2014 general election. Gadkari’s present term expires in December this year.

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