In a major organisational reshuffle, the BJP on Wednesday dropped Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan from its parliamentary board — the party’s top decision-making body.
The party included former Karnataka Chief Minister and Lingayat strongman B S Yediyurappa, Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal, former IPS officer Iqbal Singh Lalpura, former Lok Sabha MP Satyanarayan Jatiya, BJP National OBC Morcha president K Lakshman, and national secretary Sudha Yadav in the party’s parliamentary board.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, BJP National General Secretary Bhupender Yadav, Om Mathur and its women wing chief Vanathi Srinivasan have been made the members of party’s Central Election Committee (CEC). Former Union minister Shahnawaz Hussain and Jual Oran has been dropped from it. All the parliamentary board members are also part of the CEC.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief J P Nadda and Union Ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh are also part of the board.