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Election of BJP chief likely next week

New Delhi: Amid speculations of Nitin Gadkari to be elected as the BJP president unopposed for the second consecutive term, the party is likely to hold elections for the top post early next week.

As per the sources, the party will nominate its candidate for the post of national president next week after the organisational elections in Bihar and Uttarakhand. The notification may be issued on Friday in this regard.

The election of BJP national president has been delayed on the pretext of organisational polls in Bihar and Uttarakhand.

The election of BJP’s Uttarakhand unit chief will be held on Friday, while Bihar party chief will be elected on Saturday.

Under BJP's constitution, at least 50 percent of the 35 state units must complete their internal polls during the national president. So far only 14 state units have completed the process.

Tirath Singh Rawat has emerged as main contender for the Uttarakhand BJP chief, whereas name of Mangal Pandey is making rounds for Bihar unit chief.

The BJP is speeding up election process for the top post as the Budget Session is approaching. If the final decision is not taken before the Budget Session, the election will get delayed by a month.

JPN/Bureau

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