BJP's National Council meeting in Haryana on September 27 and 28 will clear the decks for a second consecutive term to Nitin Gadkari [ Images ] as party President after it gives a nod to the amendment in the party Constitution.
The party's National Executive had passed a resolution in its last meeting in Mumbai [ Images ], allowing an amendment in the BJP constitution for a second term for its president.
Gadkari's current term as president ends in December when he is expected to get a second term, thereby giving him a tenure up to December 2015.
The BJP National Council, which has 1,200 members, will formally adopt a resolution during its meeting later this week to pave the way for Gadkari's second term.
As per the current BJP constitution, the party President could only have only one three-year term and there was no provision for its President to be re-elected for a second stint.
Sources said the party's ideologue, the RSS, is keen on a second term for Gadkari and the party contesting the 2014 general elections under his leadership.
The party's membership drive is on and its organisational elections will be held soon.