A day before its national council meet, BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday appointed former chief ministers — Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Vasundhara Raje, and Raman Singh — as national vice-presidents of the party, an important responsibility ahead of upcoming 2019 General elections.
The move is seen to create space for new leadership at the national level ahead of Lok Sabah 2019.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Dr Raman Singh and Vasundhara Raje appointed national vice presidents of BJP. pic.twitter.com/i3ERqtzFbg
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Sources claimed that passage of the bill granting 10 percent reservation to upper caste has helped to set the tone for party workers after their poor show in recently concluded assembly elections. The party lost the assembly polls in three states in December where all these leaders – Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Vasundhara Raje, and Raman Singh were the party’s face. Bill granting 10 percent reservation to EWS of general category challenged in Supreme Court
The Decision to assigned them with national responsibilities cames a day before BJP National Council meeting, the party’s largest organizational body. BJP’s 2-day national council meet is slated to begin from today.
Thousands of delegates are expected to join the event that is aimed to fix the tone for the upcoming Lok Sabha 2019 Elections.
Chief Ministers of all BJP ruled states will also be coming to be a part of the mega event to deliberate upon the poll preparedness for the 2019 Lok Sabha Battle.
BJP president Amit Shah will inaugurate the event while Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to deliver the concluding speech on Saturday, which party leaders believe will lay down its agenda for the general elections. A temporary PMO will also be set up at the Ramleela Maidan from where the Prime Minister may attend his routine work.