New Delhi: Is Amit Shah joining the government or will he continue to head the party? The matter is being debated internally, an NDTV report said.
A section feels it does not make sense to replace Amit Shah as party chief just when big elections in Haryana, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Delhi are looming on the horizon. Winning these states is important for the BJP if it wants to improve its position in the Rajya Sabha. At present, the ruling coalition has 99 members in the 250-member upper house.
Sources also said most of the outgoing ministers will be retained. They have incidentally been told to prepare a 100-day blueprint of what they plan to do in the first three months of NDA-2. Some contestants who fought the national election and lost could also be accommodated. There may be some change in the big four ministries – Home, Finance, Defence and Foreign Ministry. There is much discussion around the finance ministry; Arun Jaitley, who is unwell, is unlikely to return as FM, adds NDTV.