Sharma said that organisational election would start after the completion of active membership drive with election of booth level committees.
New Delhi: The Delhi BJP will soon start the process to elect its new president by the end of November. Senior party leader and ex-MLA Pawan Sharma has been appointed convenor of the organisational elections of Delhi BJP and another senior party leader, Bhola Nath Vij, as the co-convenor of organisational polls.
Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari told this newspaper that after the membership drive process, the organisational election will start from the next month and it will conclude by November end with the election of the state president.
“BJP is a democratic party and not like other family-run political parties where the top post goes to members of a particular family. We have appointed Mr Sharma and Mr Vij to conduct organisational elections. By the end of November, Delhi BJP will get new president either through consensus or election,” Mr Tiwari added.
Mr Sharma, a seasoned organisational man, who held the key position of general secretary (organisation) from 1989 to 2004, was elected as member of the Delhi Assembly in 2013.
Mr Sharma said that organisational election would start after the completion of active membership drive with election of booth level committees.
“After booth level committees, election for mandal (block) president will be held and then district presidents will be elected. By the end of November, the new state president of Delhi BJP will be elected,” Mr Sharma added.
For the election of state president, voting rights lie with district presidents and council members (one from each Assembly constituency).
The three-year tenure of Mr Tiwari will also come to an end in November. As per the BJP constitution, he can be appointed or elected for one more term.
Mr Tiwari was appointed the Delhi BJP president on November 30, 2016.
Sources in the party claimed that the BJP leadership will most likely try to avoid election for the state president by building a consensus among all the groups and aspirants.
“There is a practice to avoid election for state president. But if in case the election in-charge and the central leadership fails to build consensus over one candidate for state president, election will be held,” they added.