Delhi: In a move purportedly being aimed at ‘removing particular cadres of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) committee for not showing up’, the BJP govt today dropped some big names from its panel which included the likes of Varun Gandhi and Kirti Azad.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi who, BJP members claim, is expectant of hard work from his party members, today decided to remove certain BJP members from the party’s panel for being chronic absentees during committee meetings.
This move by the BJP government is perhaps indicative of the fact that the party will not entertain anyone who willingly choses to be absent from important meetings of the state. The big names which have been excluded from the panel are Varun Gandhi, Shatrughan Sinha, Vinod Khanna, SS Alhuwalia, Kirti Azad, and Dushyant Singh.
Speaking to reporters, Venkaiah Naidu said that anyone who gives more time to the committee will be given the first preference.
But the opposition hasn’t taken to this latest development quite willingly. The Congress have claimed that this move by the Narendra Modi government was essentially aimed at curbing the voice of dissenters from the party. They have alleged that this is a crack down on dissenters who are separating themselves from the policies of the party.