Bhopal: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which hitherto has maintained to be a party with difference, has come out with a novel scheme to train its cadres for future political preparedness. The party is going to conduct a compulsory written examination for its cadres on the initiative of the party chief, Nitin Gadkari.

The party workers are curious about the three-tier-exam, which will be necessary to qualify for the office-bearers. They also have apprehensions about the question paper as this is the first time that any such test will be conducted.

According to sources, there would be objective type questions, based on BJP ideology and national politics, to test the knowledge of candidates.

Sources revealed, the training camp is scheduled for April 23 and 24 where party's general secretary Ramlal and training in-charge Alok Kumar are likely to impart training to the eligible candidates.

After the training, as many as 220 leaders will appear for the first level examination known as “Pravesh” examination to be held on April 25.

After clearing this, the leaders would have to appear for the “Pragat” exams and then the third-level “Praveen”. Those unable to clear the first level would get another chance next year.

Sources said that after clearing all the examinations, the leaders would get certificates and on the basis of their ability, they would be given responsibilities in the organisation.

“Gadkari clearly defined his agenda by saying that candidates will be chosen as the office-bearers on the basis of performance and no sycophancy. He even asked the office bearers to give annual performance reports to improve the working of the party”, sources added.

JPN/Bureau