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BJP positions remain vacant since cabinet reshuffle

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, May 3: Prime Minister rendra Modi’s cabinet formation has left his party depleted of leaders to take charge of crucial postions. Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah has been uble to fill positions after many of the office bearers of the party were sworn in to perform ministerial functions last November. “More than five months after the reshuffle, we are still facing vacancies. It has resulted in serious organisatiol crisis in the party,” a BJP source told IANS, not wishing to be identified.

A party spokesman refused to comment on the matter, saying it was the prerogative of the party president to fill postions as and when he desires. Shah had announced his team in July last year after taking over as the party president. His team had 11 vice presidents, eight general secretaries (including one general secretary) and 14 secretaries. Of the 11 vice presidents, four left. Bandaru Dattatreya was made minister of state (independent charge) for labour and employment and Mukhtar Abbas qvi given minority affairs. Raghuvar Das became chief minister of Jharkhand and Kiran Maheshwari was inducted into Vasundhara Raje’s government in Rajasthan as cabinet minister of public health and water resources.

According to the party constitution, no post can remain vacant for more than six months. The time limit may be breached soon, says the official, unless Shah moves fast to fill in the vacancies. With many “efficient and experienced” party officials getting ministerial berths, the party president is finding it hard to fill positions, the official said. That was the reason why in a rate move Ram Madhav, an RSS functiory, was brought in as general secretary of the party organisation, he added. (IANS)

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