BHUBANESWAR: While internal wrangling in the BJP’s Odisha unit is gaining momentum over the president post as several party leaders are trying hard to adorn the coveted post, the party has started the process for holding an organizational election while stressing the need for a consensus candidate with mass appeal for the state president’s post.
Leaders of the state unit held a meeting at the party headquarters here on Sunday in connection with the organisational polls, and it was decided that the process will be completed by the third week of January.
The meeting was attended by several senior leaders including representatives of central leadership.
“Following the direction of national BJP president Amit Shah, the party is trying to elect a candidate on a consensus basis,” said incumbent K.V. Singhdeo.
Bharatiya Janata Party’s national secretary Suresh Pujari said there would be “Nabakalebar” (revamp of organisation) in the New Year and the party will get its new president.
BJP’s Odisha in-charge Arun Singh said while the election of the district presidents would end by January second week and the state president would be elected by the third week.
According to sources, a preliminary process for election of 32 district presidents, out of total 37 organisational districts, have been completed.
Party sources said the remaining process would be completed by the month end.