BJP’s new national executive

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BJP’s new national executive

BJP announced its new executive council which has 80 members. The notable names that have been dropped are former minister Maneka Gandhi and her son Varun Gandhi. Latter has criticized his own party in strongest words for Lakhimpur Khiri incident in which four farmers, BJP workers and a journalist killed in firing by BJP minister’s son. In normal times, Modi and Shah may have tolerated criticism of the party by its own member. But, when the party is going to most crucial polls in most important state like Uttar Pradesh, Modi-Shah duo would not bear such criticism which would have given shot in the arm to the opposition especially Congress. As a normal human being, Varun’s statement is exactly correct and should be greeted. But, he has not authority to make such statement when he is in the party. Modi-Shaha are not the persons who tolerate such anti party statements. Varun and his mother Maneka have not shown any performance in the party is another fact that have gone against them. Both might be wondering why they have been kept in the party’s highest decision making body like national executive. In this respect, Varun is equivalent to his cousins Rahul and Priyanka who have not shown any luster and still enjoying all  power of decision making.  Rahul and Priyanka have not been able to win any elections on their own. The same lackluster performance is characteristic of Varun. He was only in the party national executive only because he is son of Sanjay Gandhi. In the parameters of performance, Varun is nowhere near any small party worker also. Now he is out of national executive for his criticism of BJP. The role of saffron party in Lakhimpur Khiri incident or entire farmers’ agitation for that matter, has been completely of arrogance coming from power. But, Varun’s own political relevance is so negligible that, his criticism may have made Modi quite angry. One thing is sure. Varun’s criticism has valid point and he has told the truth. But, he could have said this by resigning from the party or executive membership. It would have been ethical.  He has given punishment not for criticism of party, but his non performance. Another notable omission is of Subramaniyam Swami. He has been critical of Modi off late. He is also said to be a close friend of Shivsena leader Sanjay Raut. So, Swami has been shown the doors of executive. When entire BJP is considering UP elections all important one, the statements of Varun will harm the party. If BJP loses UP elections or wins with less difference, its future in 2024 Loksabha elections would definitely be jeopardized. So, Modi and Shaha will not take any statement harmful to the party’s prospects in UP lightly. Varun has paid the price for this. In the new 80 executive, notable inclusions are Devendra Fadanvis and Chitra Vagh. Fadanvis has been most beneficial for the party. whatever party has entrusted responsibility, he has successfully completed.  In Belgaon elections, he defeated Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti and won for BJP. In West Bengal also, if we neglect Shaha’s exaggerating claims, BJP’s leap from 3 seats to 77 is significant success. Fadanvis has proved his mettle and so he has got the prize. Chitra Vagh has also shown her mettle by always taking on Mahavikas Aghadi. Due to her efforts and aggressive approach, Shivsena minister Sanjay Rathod had to resign from the post. Chitra Vagh and Kirit Somayya have constantly been giving sleepless nights to MVA minsters. Chitra Vagh has now invited to national executive to work more vigorously. In this executive, Jyotiraditya Shinde has also been promoted to national executive along with ministry. This seems that, Modi and Shaha are building team to handle the challenge of 2024 LS elections. The executive has balance of old and youths, experienced and dashing leaders. Now, the time will tell whether this team will be successful in winning elections for BJP.