The BJP camp is jubilant as complications have arisen over the election of the Congress president. However, the top leadership of the party is not thinking of holding an election for the BJP president. Instead, the current national president Jagat Prakash Nadda’s tenure may be extended till the next Lok Sabha elections. Nadda’s three-year tenure as BJP president is scheduled to end in January next year.
Sarcastic comment of BJP leader
In Haryana on Sunday, after Nitish Kumar, and Lalu Prasad Yadav called for an opposition alliance, they met Sonia Gandhi and said that they are in favor of forming an alliance with the Congress and the rest of the opposition parties. After the Nitish-Lalu meeting with Sonia, it was decided that Congress will take initiative on the opposition alliance only after the election of the new Congress president is settled.
BJP leader and Union Minister Anurag Thakur, who was happy because of the new crisis within the Congress centering on that presidential election, sarcastically said about the ‘poor state’ of the Congress, “Congress has no direction, no leader. No one listens to the leader.”
Nitish Kumar, who is eager to form an opposition alliance with the Congress, was also taunted by the BJP on the 26th. A cartoon about Nitish has been presented by the BJP. In it Nitish is called ‘Palturam’, Nitish is running behind the Prime Minister’s throne. BJP leader and Union Minister Bhupendra Yadav took a dig at the Congress on Sunday and said, Rahul Gandhi should try to pair Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot first instead of walking on ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’!
Pilot’s earlier move
Pilot had earlier rebelled against Gehlot and defected to the BJP but returned to Congress. This time too, the question has arisen whether the BJP will try to take advantage of the Congress crisis in Rajasthan. BJP leaders claim that they have nothing to do with the happenings inside the Congress.
BJP, however, does not want to elect its party president. According to the party leaders, the Lok Sabha elections are not even two years away. In this situation, there is no question of a presidential election next year. Nadda became the acting president in July 2019. Then became National President in January 2020. Narendra Modi and Amit Shah are satisfied with his work, so his three-year term will be extended in 2023. According to the BJP constitution, a person can be president for two consecutive terms of three years.
According to BJP leaders, the benefits Congress brought home from Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ in the last two weeks have been washed away by the negative campaign surrounding the election of the party president. The Gehlot vs. Pilot controversy has come to the fore again, giving the BJP an advantage in next year’s assembly elections in Rajasthan. Rajasthan BJP leader Rajendra Rathore demanded the day before yesterday that when Congress MLAs following Ashok Gehlot are talking about resigning, they should submit their resignations to the Speaker as per the rules.