BJP veteran leader asks Nitin Gadkari be made deputy PM, Shivraj Chohan BJP president

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The Hush Post |9:36am |one-minute-read

Even as the BJP top leadership is trying to keep its flock together, a senior leader of the BJP has sought Union Minister Nitin Gadkari be made the Deputy Prime Minister. Also it is learnt that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh be assigned the charge of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister.

The demand was raised by veteran BJP leader Sanghpriya Gautam on Saturday.

According to a news report in Zee News, Gautam also demanded that the incumbent party chief, Amit Shah, should work hard in the Rajya Sabha where the party lacks a majority. He should make way for former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan’s appointment as the BJP national president.

Gautam made these demands in a letter, which was released to the media.

While admitting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of the tallest leaders of the country, Gautam appeared suspicious whether there would be a repeat of the ‘Modi wave’ in 2019 polls.

“The Modi Magic is unlikely to work again in the forthcoming general elections and the party workers admit this in private and are suffering in silence,” he said.

Admitting the fact that there was widespread anger against the policies of the central government, Gautam said that the situation was so bad that if polls were to be held right now, the BJP will be routed in most of the states.

As per the Zee News reports, the alleged interference in the working of the CBI and the Reserve Bank of India, the BJP leader also slammed his party for attempting to topple an elected government in Uttarakhand.

The decision of BJP to somehow form governments in Goa and Manipur was also not in the right spirit, he said.

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