NEW DELHI: The BJP has announced its core team of new parliamentary board members that will lead the party in the 2014 general elections. Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi has been included in the parliamentary board, which is the highest decision making body of the party.
Modi is the only chief minister to be included in the key central body of the party. This ensures that he will play a key role in the decision making within the party for the next general elections. Narendra Modi has made a comeback to the party’s top body after six years.
Speaking to Times Now, Rajnath Singh called Narendra Modi a ‘very popular leader’. Modi’s popularity gives him an automatic place in parliamentary board, he said. Senior party leader from Jharkhand Yashwant Sinha has failed to make it to Rajnath Singh’s core team.
Varun Gandhi, Amit Shah and RajivPratap Rudy have been appointed as general secretaries of the party. Uma Bharti and Smriti Irani have been elevated as vice-president. Ahead of the announcement on Sunday, party president Rajnath Singh met senior leader LKAdvani to give a final shape to the list.