Resentment in BJP’s youth wing

Resentment is brewing in the BJP’s youth wing. The newly-appointed youth wing chief Mr Anurag Thakur has shunted almost all the office bearers of the previous team headed by Mr Amit Thakar, who belongs to Gujarat. This has led to resentment among a majority section of youth leaders who are of the view that the decision to bring an entirely new team was taken only to “get rid of” members who were inducted by Mr Thakur’s predecessor.

Sources disclosed, Mr Thakar’s “not-so-good” relation with Gujarat chief minister Mr Narendra Modi had a lot of bearing in Mr Thakur’s decision in dropping almost all the members of the previous team. Also, the new team was selected by Mr Thakur along with BJP national general secretary Mr Ananth Kumar, who is also considered close to Mr Modi. Of the many new faces in Mr Thakur’s team, one is that of late Pramod Mahajan’s daughter Poonam, who is youth wing’s vice-president. Sources disclosed her name was included under the influence of party’s Maharashtra unit. Party chief Mr Nitin Gadkari is also from Maharashtra.
It could be mentioned here that Mr Thakar’s name was also doing the rounds for the post of national secretary. Infact, a section of senior party leaders were lobbying for him to get a post in Mr Gadkari’s team. But his name was left out, which many in the party felt was at the behest of Gujarat chief minister. Sources in the party said many youth leaders took up this matter with senior party leaders, including Mr Gadkari. “Even Nitin ji announced his new team. Did he chucked out all the old leaders from his team? But most of the members of this team (youth wing) has new faces. Does this mean that all those people who were in Amit ji’s team were not performing well? If this is the reason then party top brass should have questioned them on their nonperformance,” said a senior party functionary.

Post new comment

<form action="/comment/reply/29378" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="comment-form"> <div><div class="form-item" id="edit-name-wrapper"> <label for="edit-name">Your name: <span class="form-required" title="This field is required.">*</span></label> <input type="text" maxlength="60" name="name" id="edit-name" size="30" value="Reader" class="form-text required" /> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-mail-wrapper"> <label for="edit-mail">E-Mail Address: <span class="form-required" title="This field is required.">*</span></label> <input type="text" maxlength="64" name="mail" id="edit-mail" size="30" value="" class="form-text required" /> <div class="description">The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.</div> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-comment-wrapper"> <label for="edit-comment">Comment: <span class="form-required" title="This field is required.">*</span></label> <textarea cols="60" rows="15" name="comment" id="edit-comment" class="form-textarea resizable required"></textarea> </div> <fieldset class=" collapsible collapsed"><legend>Input format</legend><div class="form-item" id="edit-format-1-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-format-1"><input type="radio" id="edit-format-1" name="format" value="1" class="form-radio" /> Filtered HTML</label> <div class="description"><ul class="tips"><li>Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.</li><li>Allowed HTML tags: &lt;a&gt; &lt;em&gt; &lt;strong&gt; &lt;cite&gt; &lt;code&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;dl&gt; &lt;dt&gt; &lt;dd&gt;</li><li>Lines and paragraphs break automatically.</li></ul></div> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-format-2-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-format-2"><input type="radio" id="edit-format-2" name="format" value="2" checked="checked" class="form-radio" /> Full HTML</label> <div class="description"><ul class="tips"><li>Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.</li><li>Lines and paragraphs break automatically.</li></ul></div> </div> </fieldset> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-4e16046ab793db741f1b9a1b1b2346c1" value="form-4e16046ab793db741f1b9a1b1b2346c1" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-comment-form" value="comment_form" /> <fieldset class="captcha"><legend>CAPTCHA</legend><div class="description">This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.</div><input type="hidden" name="captcha_sid" id="edit-captcha-sid" value="82346291" /> <input type="hidden" name="captcha_response" id="edit-captcha-response" value="NLPCaptcha" /> <div class="form-item"> <div id="nlpcaptcha_ajax_api_container"><script type="text/javascript"> var NLPOptions = {key:'c4823cf77a2526b0fba265e2af75c1b5'};</script><script type="text/javascript" src="" ></script></div> </div> </fieldset> <span class="btn-left"><span class="btn-right"><input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-submit" value="Save" class="form-submit" /></span></span> </div></form>

No Articles Found

No Articles Found

No Articles Found

I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.