New Delhi: As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prepares for organisational polls, party president Amit Shah has reportedly convened a meeting of key organisation leaders from states and Union Territories on June 13 and 14. Though the party has not made any official comment on the matter, sources close to the BJP said that the meeting will be attended by leaders in-charge of organisational affairs.Also Read - ‘BJP After All Our Mosques; The Kashmir Files Responsible For Violence In Valley’: Mehbooba Mufti
The organisational polls will be held in the party’s units in all states and UTs, with the likely exception of Assembly poll-bound states like Haryana and Maharashtra, before it elects a national president. Also Read - Demolitions in Delhi: '80% of Delhi Illegal, Will You Destroy All of It', Arvind Kejriwal to BJP
Earlier this year Shah’s three-year term as BJP president had ended but the party had asked him to continue as it postponed organisational polls to focus on the Lok Sabha elections. As he has been inducted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Cabinet, many party leaders are of the view that he will step down as the party president. Also Read - Video: NCP Workers Slap BJP Leader Vinayak Ambekar For Post Against Sharad Pawar
Meanwhile, the party is also expected to launch a nationwide membership drive, which will be followed by election of its heads in states and Union Territories, before it elects its new national president, the sources said, adding,”This will be followed by reconstitution of organisation from booth-level onward in states.
“New members of state councils will elect their respective state chiefs and then members of the national council will elect a new president. Most of the senior functionaries, including state heads and the national president, are elected with a consensus.