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Gadkari all set to get a second term as BJP chief

September 25, 2012 19:56 IST

BJP's National Council meeting in Haryana on September 27 and 28 will clear the decks for a second consecutive term to Nitin Gadkari 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, 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.

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