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The fate of Ram Madhav and Muralidhar Rao hang in balance: Churning for a new team continues

The two important general secretaries in the former BJP president Amit Shah’s team – Ram Madhav and Muralidhar Rao – may not be retained as general secretaries in the new team led by president Jagat Prakash Nadda. The new president is working on the formation of his team with the consultation of the senior leadership of the party but these two leaders will either be made vice presidents or will be given some other responsibilities. On the other hand, former Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das is likely to be brought in the organisation as a general secretary.

 

There is a possibility that the responsibility of media management may be passed on to national spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi in view of the health condition of present media cell in-charge Anil Baluni. Trivedi may be given some bigger responsibility as he has been handling the media the best possible way. He was very articulate in Parliament debates. Rajya Sabha MP Rakesh Sinha may also be brought in to the organisation as he has the experience of working with the present president. Chances of present national secretary Sunil Deodhar being elevated to the general secretary is discussed in some quarters.

 

Sources said that Rao is almost certain to be made vice president but uncertainty still prevails over the fate of Ram Madhav. Some say that he might be sent back to the RSS as former organising secretary Ram Lal. However, both the leaders were not only hoping Rajya Sabha but also ministerial berth. One important inclusion in the organisation will be from Tamil Nadu.

 

In a situation where the BJP is focusing more in the southern states, these leaders failed to deliver especially Rao. Both the leaders belong to undivided Andhra Pradesh. Rao belonging to the present-day Telangana failed to make any mark which is very crucial for the party. 

30 May 2020
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Fundraising: No more a specialized job or guarantor of personal clout

Fundraising has always been crucially important for any political outfit. The very expertise has led many leaders to bask in the glory of special status within one’s own party as well as rise in influence in political echelons in general. The manoeuvrability for raising funds and using it for benefitting for personal gains is prevalent across party lines. This uncanny ability has helped many leaders to further grow one’s own fortunes.

Expertise in making tactful proximity with corporate houses is key in mobilising funds for political parties.  Names of late Pramod Mahajan in the BJP and Sitaram Kesri in the Congress crop up unfailingly as they have been adroit fund-raisers for their respective parties. However, the present-day BJP is getting funds from multiple sources so the dependency on any particular leader has disappeared. Once Congress and few select regional parties had few such stalwarts as fundraiser’s but now BJP appears to have surpassed them all. Several leaders have been arranging funds to run the BJP’s organizational activities that were once supported personally. Gone are days when Rajmata Scindia and alike used to fund and feed the party broadly out of their personal resources.

The present-day leadership of the BJP has evolved. Now It is capable of arranging enough funds. None of the leaders in the party is singularly in a position to register his/her importance on this count. Be it BJP or Congress or any other parties certain leaders who have been keeping their heads high for their fund-raising ability would loose their utility in the time to come.  This includes even a high-ranking Cabinet minister. Top leadership of political parties, including BJP leadership, have gradually started feeling that using fund-raising ability for personal benefits may not be acceptable as it makes the party depended on few select leaders with no mass-base and also harms the image of the party in the long run.

By: Rakesh Ranjan and Neha sharma

18 Mar 2020
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The fate of Ram Madhav and Muralidhar Rao hang in balance: Churning for a new team continues

By IndianMandarins 30 May 2020

The two important general secretaries in the former BJP president Amit Shah’s team – Ram Madhav and Muralidhar Rao – may not be retained as general secretaries in the new team led by president Jagat Prakash Nadda. The new president is working on the formation of his team with the consultation of the senior leadership of the party but these two leaders will either be made vice presidents or will be given some other responsibilities. On the other hand, former Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das is likely to be brought in the organisation as a general secretary.

 

There is a possibility that the responsibility of media management may be passed on to national spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi in view of the health condition of present media cell in-charge Anil Baluni. Trivedi may be given some bigger responsibility as he has been handling the media the best possible way. He was very articulate in Parliament debates. Rajya Sabha MP Rakesh Sinha may also be brought in to the organisation as he has the experience of working with the present president. Chances of present national secretary Sunil Deodhar being elevated to the general secretary is discussed in some quarters.

 

Sources said that Rao is almost certain to be made vice president but uncertainty still prevails over the fate of Ram Madhav. Some say that he might be sent back to the RSS as former organising secretary Ram Lal. However, both the leaders were not only hoping Rajya Sabha but also ministerial berth. One important inclusion in the organisation will be from Tamil Nadu.

 

In a situation where the BJP is focusing more in the southern states, these leaders failed to deliver especially Rao. Both the leaders belong to undivided Andhra Pradesh. Rao belonging to the present-day Telangana failed to make any mark which is very crucial for the party. 

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Fundraising: No more a specialized job or guarantor of personal clout

By IndianMandarins 18 Mar 2020

Fundraising has always been crucially important for any political outfit. The very expertise has led many leaders to bask in the glory of special status within one’s own party as well as rise in influence in political echelons in general. The manoeuvrability for raising funds and using it for benefitting for personal gains is prevalent across party lines. This uncanny ability has helped many leaders to further grow one’s own fortunes.

Expertise in making tactful proximity with corporate houses is key in mobilising funds for political parties.  Names of late Pramod Mahajan in the BJP and Sitaram Kesri in the Congress crop up unfailingly as they have been adroit fund-raisers for their respective parties. However, the present-day BJP is getting funds from multiple sources so the dependency on any particular leader has disappeared. Once Congress and few select regional parties had few such stalwarts as fundraiser’s but now BJP appears to have surpassed them all. Several leaders have been arranging funds to run the BJP’s organizational activities that were once supported personally. Gone are days when Rajmata Scindia and alike used to fund and feed the party broadly out of their personal resources.

The present-day leadership of the BJP has evolved. Now It is capable of arranging enough funds. None of the leaders in the party is singularly in a position to register his/her importance on this count. Be it BJP or Congress or any other parties certain leaders who have been keeping their heads high for their fund-raising ability would loose their utility in the time to come.  This includes even a high-ranking Cabinet minister. Top leadership of political parties, including BJP leadership, have gradually started feeling that using fund-raising ability for personal benefits may not be acceptable as it makes the party depended on few select leaders with no mass-base and also harms the image of the party in the long run.

By: Rakesh Ranjan and Neha sharma

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An RSS ideologue vying hard to become BJP spokesperson

By IndianMandarins 14 Nov 2019

Old habits die hard. Once a self-proclaimed RSS ideologue and strategist is now trying hard to be allowed to appear in the media.

The self-proclaimed RSS ideologue earlier used to force people seeking some or the other favour to flock to his doorsteps. He is now trying hard to be accommodated as one of the spokespersons of the BJP. However, he has been conveyed via a senior RSS functionary and BJP General Secretary not to appear in media not only on behalf of the RSS but also for the BJP. He was asked categorically that he must refrain from such appearance.

 

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NMML Society reconstituted, trace of Congress erased

By IndianMandarins 07 Nov 2019

The BJP has not succeeded in making the country Congress-free as yet but it has definitely been able to make an institution Congress-free by reconstituting Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) Society with the ouster of Mallikarjun Kharge, Karan Singh and Jairam Ramesh from it.

The reconstituted body has been announced with television journalist Rajat Sharma and ad-man Prasoon Joshi making it to the list. Some other names who have been dropped included former minister MJ Akbar, former army chief VP Malik, Infosys co-founder NR Narayanamurthy, historian Nayanjot Lahiri, economist Bibek Debroy, space scientist K Kasturirangan and television anchor Arnab Goswami.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is president of the society and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh its vice president. Union ministers Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman, Ramesh Pokhriyal, Prakash Javadekar, V Muraleedharan and Prahlad Singh Patel, ICCR chairman Vinay Sahsrabudhhe, Prasar Bharti chairman A Surya Prakash, secretaries of Expenditure, Culture and Housing and Urban Affairs, are its members.

Besides, chairman of the UGC, representative of Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial fund, Raghvendra Singh, director of NMML and journalist Rajat Sharma are also the new members. Other members included Anirban Ganguly, policy researcher and author Sachchinanda Joshi, Member Secretary, IGNCA, academic Kapil Kapoor, Lokesh Chandra, Vedic and Buddhist scholar, Makarand Pranjpe, academic, writer, Kishore Makwana, academic Kamlesh Joshipura, researcher Rizwan Kadri and Vinay Sahasrabuddhe.

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Shah to focus more on home ministry for many unfinished works

By IndianMandarins 16 Oct 2019

Before relinquishing his post as party president by December, BJP president Amit Shah not only wants to train the new president to his style of working but also want major work of the party to be done. Now Shah wants to pay his complete attention of the home ministry where several unfinished issues are to be accomplished.

Shah has announced that he would make way for a new leader to head the BJP after party’s organisational elections are over by the end of this year. Shah wants state organization to be of his choice and by the time elections process of Delhi and Jharkhand will be started if not over.

Tenure of Shah gets over in December this year and it is likely that the present national executive president Jagat Prakash Nadda will be made the fulltime president of the party.

It was expected that Shah will make way for a new leader after being inducted as a Cabinet minister by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his government following ‘one person one post’ but he remained at the helm to complete some unfinished task.  Organisational elections are going on and a new president will assume responsibility in next two months’ time to take care of the party affairs.

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With Shah at driving seat, SS unlikely to get equal no of seats in Maharashtra

By IndianMandarins 25 Sep 2019

Amid hectic parlays on seat sharing continuing in Maharashtra for Assembly polls, if BJP president Amit Shah is saying that Maharashtra elections will be referendum of Article 370 then he must be saying this for multiple audiences including its allies in the state. The message is loud and clear that the BJP is here to deliver and it will not buckle under any pressure from anyone on anything.

 

It has been communicated to Shiv Sena by the BJP that it is not ready to concede more than 120 seats to Shiv Sena albeit some fringe benefits of more ministerial births and post of deputy chief minister but term and condition will be of the BJP. During 2014, the BJP was uncertain about its performance in Maharashtra but this time round they are bulging with confidence.

 

The BJP is working on a formula in which the party and its smaller allies would claim 168 seats leaving 120 for the Shiv Sena. The BJP will give 8 to 10 Assembly seats to its smaller allies and contest on 160-158 seats on its own. Actually the BJP wants to win around 145 seats to gets simple majority of its own which they feel is very much possible in the present circumstances.

 

But Shiv Sena is insisting for the equal number of seats and also wants to swap some of the seats with the BJP but sources informed that the Shiv Sena being given equal number of seats does not appear to be working out.

(By Vinod Kumar Shukla)

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Angry bureaucrats adding up RSS for ouster of AAP from Delhi

By IndianMandarins 21 Sep 2019

New Delhi: If some reliable sources are to be believed some unhappy and humiliated bureaucrats are working to oust Kejriwal (AAP) led Delhi Government in the next Assembly elections. They are working day in and day out to oust AAP. Many of them are in constant touch with the RSS leaders in Delhi to execute plans of the BJP. 

 

Reportedly, disgruntled civil servants are helping the RSS to find ways to weaken Kejriwal’s prospects. These bureaucrats are telling the RSS vulnerability of the government where it could be hit at and strength where it should not be attacked.

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Crouching tigress’ hidden agenda: Didi meets PM

By IndianMandarins 19 Sep 2019

Creating narrative and ground reality are two equally important things and ‘Didi’ appears to understood it very well. At least meeting of the WB CM Mamta Banerjee with the PM Modi and agreeing to meet Amit Shah suggests so.

Mamata might have been able to address a section of her voters in West Bengal but constantly being at the loggerhead with the Centre did not produce any good to her.

In fact, Didi’s one of the dearest projects lying with the home ministry has been changing name of West Bengal to Bangla. On the other hand It is believed that the moment name change takes place memory of partition of Bengals fades away which Sangh Pariwar doesn’t endorse. This has apparently been the reason that Mamata needs to meet Shah which she might have agreed reluctantly.

But the issue on which Didi failed to get approval from a leader like Rajnath Singh, getting approval of Amit Shah will be an onerous task. Let’s see how long this bonhomie continues as Shah does not give any concession to opposition.

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