Shimla, Nov 7
The BJP National Executive Meeting would be held on Nov 7 at Delhi in which Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, Party President Suresh Kashyap and Party Organisation Secretary Pawan Rana and former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal would participate. Party spokesperson said that a meeting held once in three months would discuss the current party matters. The meeting is being held after a gap of six months as it was delayed due to Covid Pandemic.
He said that Former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and Shanta Kumar and party
senior leaders are special invitee in the meeting however in the eighty member national executive Jagat Prakash Nadda and Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur are two members from the state.
Spokesperson informed that the scheduled of National Party executive meeting is not
released officially so far.
Party sources said that some of the party leaders have got call from National executive to attend the meeting physically, in which CM, party president and Party Organization secretary and Prem Kumar Dhumal are included.
Party spokesperson said that on the sidelines of national executive meeting the state invitee may discuss the issue of party drubbing in the recent by-election however there is no agenda of this issue in the National executive so far.
The party has lost all the four seats in the by- election in the state which was held under the leadership of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur may also discuss the party strategy for 2022 general assembly election as the party has just one year to restore faith among the people of the state, who voted against the ruling party candidate. Moreover one of the party candidate lost deposit due to wrong decisions of allotment of tickets in the state..
Ruling party seemed to be in trouble following the decline in interest of voters as the Union Government had to cut down the taxes on Petrol and Diesel prices. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur admitted that people voted against price rise as Congress succeeded to make inflation an important weapon against the BJP during the by election.
Chief Minister also indicated the infighting among the party leaders in the state, another cause of the debacle now the Party national executive and party high command likely to contemplate.
Party is divided in the state as its senior leaders have been blaming each other before the by elections about the fake degree matter and arrest of party senior leader in the biggest ever scam having rooted from the former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal regime which gave nod to a number of private universities.
Former Chief Minister Shanta Kumar on the eve of his birthday had addressed a press conference at Palampur demanding the arrest of the kingpin of fake degree scams terming that it could not thrive without the involvement of political patronage.
A complaint was also filed in the High Court recently over allotment of public land to a charitable trust in violation of lease rules which indicated that senior party leadership is not only deep divided but the fault lines was already there before the by election.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur addressed as many as 60 rallies during the Mandi Parliamentary elections campaign and Former Union Minister Shanta Kumar also addressed some rallies in the Mandi district for Brigadier Khushal Thakur but strangely, the party did not deploy Former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal for the party campaigning at all.