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BJP district chiefs given ticket to be replaced

THE ASIAN AGE. | SHASHI BHUSHAN
Published : Apr 5, 2017, 2:44 am IST
Updated : Apr 5, 2017, 4:02 am IST

BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said that the party will appoint acting presidents in these districts for the time being.

Manoj Tiwari
 Manoj Tiwari

New Delhi: The Delhi BJP on Tuesday said that the district presidents, who have been given tickets to contest the April 23 civic polls, would be replaced soon. Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari said that the party would appoint acting president in these districts for the time being. Sources said state office-bearers of the party, who have been given ticket, may also be replaced.

Mr Tiwari said that the districts, whose presidents are contesting elections, will get a new acting president at the earliest. “They will not get back their position in the organisation irrespective of the election result,” he said.

Four district presidents of the city’s BJP unit have been given party nomination to contest the civic polls. Similarly, 10 state-office bearers or persons holding key position and important position have been given ticket. Sources said that as these leaders are busy with their own election, it would be difficult for them and also for the party to manage things.

Among the prominent state office bearers, who are likely to be replaced or asked to resign, are state vice presidents Jai Prakash, Shikha Rai, Kamaljeet Sherawat; secretary Preety Aggarwal; mahila morcha president Poonam Parasar Jha; and Poorvanchal morcha chief Vipin Bihari.

“These state office bearers will be asked to resign or be replaced as it will be difficult to manage the daily affairs at this crucial poll time. For the next three weeks, they will not able to attend the important weekly meetings. So, in the interest of the party, new leaders will be appointed in their place,” said a party insider.

The party is also considering replacing the state office bearers or the district president whose spouses are contesting the civic polls. Spouses of state vice-president Kulwant Singh Bhat and secretary Gajender Yadav also received BJP nomination to contest the civic polls. Mayur Vihar district president Lalit Joshi’s wife is also contesting the civic poll on BJP ticket.

A party functionary said that it will be very difficult for these leaders to divide their time between managing the party affairs and making election strategy because of the involvement of their spouse on the ground.

“For better interest of the party, they must be asked to resign and to focus on their work to ensure the victory of the BJP candidate,” said a party leader. 

Tags: manoj tiwari, delhi civic polls, gajender yadav
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi