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Gadkari to return as BJP pres, party constitution amended

Last updated on: May 24, 2012 21:18 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party, on the first day of its national executive meet, unanimously passed a resolution to amend article 21 of its constitution to enable incumbent party president Nitin Gadkari get a second term. Prasanna D Zore and Ganesh A Nadar report.   

Bharatiya Janata Party President Nitin Gadkari is all set to become BJP president for a second term. The BJP national executive meet on Thursday unanimously enabled the provision in article 21 of the party constitution to be amended to extend the tenure of the incumbent president for a second term.

The amendment was proposed by former national BJP president Rajnath Singh and was seconded by another former president Venkaiah Naidu. The resolution was unanimously passed by members of the national executive.

There was speculation earlier in the day that deputy leader in the Lok Sabha, Gopinath Munde, who does not share a good equation with Gadkari, would oppose the proposal to reappoint Gadkari for a second term.

However, Munde told rediff.com that he would be happy if Gadkari would be made president again. Munde also said that he was confident that the resolution would be passed unanimously.

Prasanna D Zore and Ganesh A Nadar in Mumbai