BJP amends constitution for Gadkari to get a second term

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    Bowing to the wishes of the RSS, BJP on Friday amended its constitution enabling the party president, state and district unit chiefs to get a second term, which paves the way for Nitin Gadkari to seek another term for the top post after he completes his present tenure in December.

    Senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh moved the resolution to amend Article 21 of the party constitution and the proposal was seconded by M. Venkaiah Naidu. The National Council approved the resolution unanimously.

    The amendment, which was passed by the BJP National Executive in Mumbai in May, states that any eligible active member can hold the post of president for three years for two terms.

    This clears all hurdles for Mr. Gadkari to get a second term later this year. The BJP President, who was propped up by RSS after the party’s dismal performance and second consecutive Lok Sabha defeat in 2009, has arguably improved the party’s prospects and style of functioning.

    Sources said RSS wanted Mr. Gadkari to continue for another three-year term as it felt the work of overhauling the BJP begun by him is not yet complete.

    Mr. Naidu clarified during the passing of the amendment that this is an “enabling provision” and the incumbent does not “automatically” get a second term. Though this caused a minor flutter, he made the clarification to make it clear to the state unit and district unit chiefs that they should not carry the impression that they are getting another term.

    “If the voters of the constituency of that unit of the mandal or district or state or central committee feel there is reason to give another term, they can re-elect the person. This is only an enabling provision,” Mr. Naidu said.

    This amendment has ostensibly been made to give Mr. Gadkari another term.

    The Hindu : News / National : BJP amends constitution for Gadkari to get a second term
     
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    So this Gadkari dude is the BJP party president....I thought it was Sushma Swaraj:thumb:
     
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    Political parties reek of opportunism!
     
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    Yes, Mr. Ray, though a bit sneaky it is true.

    Cong has no such rules to amend, so Sonia can continue for life, till death part she and presidency. Has SP, BSP, RJD, DMK has any such rule to bend, amend etc? No, not on your life. All have de jure life presidents. Include TMC of Mamata, BJD of Navin Patanaik.

    Only BJP has limited the tenure of its president.
     
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    It is very clear now that Sangh does not trust anyone other than Gadkari.
     
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    The Sangh and its itch for Brahmins.This reminds me of the Peshwa set up
     
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    Cheeky, after Rahul thundered that he is a brahmin.
     
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    You are barking up the wrong tree - RSS is one of the organisations that is trying to unite Hindus disregarding caste.
     

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