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BJP national executive meet deferred

BJP national executive meet deferred
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First Published: Fri, Oct 16 2009. 11 04 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Oct 16 2009. 11 04 PM IST
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has postponed its national executive meet scheduled for 28-29 October, amid reports of a rift between party chief Rajnath Singh and L.K Advani, leader of the opposition in Parliament.
The new dates for the meeting are yet to be decided, said party secretary Shyam Jaju, who declined to give any reasons for the deferment.
“It shows how indecisive the party is and the confusion which the main opposition of the nation is going through,” said associate professor Vivek Kumar of Jawaharlal Nehru University.
The decision of the party also seems to be due to the fact that its leadership is not hopeful of a good performance in the assembly polls in Maharashtra, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh.
The results of these state elections are expected on 22 October.
“Elections are an issue but it is a time when lot of changes are in the pipeline,” a senior party leader said on condition of anonymity. “A national executive meet at this point is not of any use at all.”
The tenure of Singh as party chief is coming to an end in December and Advani has expressed his desire to quit active politics after two consecutive losses for the party in the general elections.
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First Published: Fri, Oct 16 2009. 11 04 PM IST