New Delhi : An overhaul of the BJP Parliamentary Board, the highest-decision making body in the party, and the Central Election Committee (CEC) is on the cards with the exit of M. Venkaiah Naidu after his election as the country’s Vice President.
Speculation is rife over the possible induction of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and General Secretary Ram Madhav into the Parliamentary Board, reports IANS.
After becoming Vice President, Naidu is no longer a Bharatiya Janata Party member and hence his elevation to the second top constitutional post has caused vacancies in both the bodies.
Sources in the BJP said party President Amit Shah wants to replace Naidu with a south Indian face and is believed to have mooted the name of Sitharaman. But this has not gone well with a section of top leaders, who feel they have not been taken into confidence on the issue.