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Councillors likely to bag key posts in BJP chief’s core team

With the president also a councillor, a new team that understands and works in tandem with the unit chief is the need of the hour.

Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Published: October 9, 2014 1:08:50 am

Newly appointed Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay is likely to appoint councillors to key posts in the organisation. The announcements are likely soon.

If sources are to be believed, top posts in the Delhi BJP are likely to go to councillors, who then would give up their current posts in the corporations.

According to sources, names doing the rounds for the post of three general secretaries are MP Ramesh Bidhuri, South Delhi Municipal Corporation councillor and education committee chairman Ashish Sood, and North Delhi Municipal Corporation councillor and standing committee deputy chairman Rekha Gupta. Kamaljeet Sehrawat is likely to be the Mahila Morcha chief.

Many leaders said it won’t be surprising if councillors bag key posts. “Upadhyay has always maintained that announcing his team would just be a formality and that his team is already working to achieve the dreams of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The list is almost final at the Delhi-level and just needs to be vetted by senior leaders at the Centre,” a senior leader said.

With the president also a councillor, a new team that understands and works in tandem with the unit chief is the need of the hour, he said.

“It may help the president to have younger people at the top. Those who were general secretaries earlier are likely to be accommodated as vice-presidents in the team of 29,” the leader said.

Traditionally, every new president changes the Yuva Morcha president. The name doing the rounds for the post is Nakul Bhardwaj.

When Vijay Goel became the Delhi BJP president, he had appointed Gaurav Khari, who was considered close to him.

Party sources said major changes can be expected at the district level as majority of them are likely to be changed.

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