Apart from restructuring frontal organizations and district units, the saffron party will also start with the preparations for the proposed three-tier panchayat elections next year.

The way senior leader and general secretary (organization) Rakesh Jain was sidelined during the process of campaigning has led to speculations of possible changes in the saffron party’s state unit. Instead, Sunil Bansal, who came from Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad background, was made co-incharge of poll campaign.

Ever since the BJP put up a poor show during the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, there was demand to change the party general secretary but this call was subdued after interventional by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

However, soon after BJP’s national general secretary Amit Shah was made the UP in-charge, Jain was sidelined. Amid all these talks of changes, the leaders belonging to Backward Caste may be given special importance.

It’s being said that in case of Jain’s removal, the post of party general secretary may go to backward caste quota. Besides, action might be taken against district presidents for not properly coordinating with them during the elections.

A senior office bearer is of the opinion that the party faces the challenge to repeat the good performance of the Lok Sabha elections. Amit Shah is stressing on improving the party’s performance in the rural areas.

(JPN/Bureau)

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