New Delhi: The BJP's national executive on Saturday authorized party chief Rajnath Singh to reconstitute the parliamentary board, clearing the way for Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh Chief Ministers Narendra Modi and Shivraj Singh Chouhan to enter the party's highest decision-making body, party sources said.

According to BJP sources, there are strong chances that Modi, a strong contender as the party’s prime ministerial candidate, may be included in the parliamentary board. Chouhan may also be included in the panel, said the sources.

Besides the parliamentary board, Rajnath Singh is also expected to reconstitute the party's election and disciplinary committees and announce new office bearers.

The parliamentary board comprises of 11 members. It is unclear if the party will decide to expand the body or remove two members to accommodate Modi and Chouhan in case a decision to induct them is taken.
        
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is a member of the Board, has not attended any of its meetings since 2007 due to poor health.

(JPN/Agencies)

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