The BJP’s new rules about eligibility for civic body polls in Gujarat, which was announced by the party’s state president CR Patil, have created a lot of heartburn among several senior leaders including Vasna Corporator Amit Shah.
Some are reportedly miffed with CR Patil for the announcement. The BJP had announced that it will not give tickets to those who have finished three terms and also relatives of BJP leaders.
Amit Shah had sought a ticket for his son
Among those who are miffed with CR Patil’s announcement are former Ahmedabad mayor and Vasna Corporator Amit Shah. Shah reportedly said that the decision announced recently was not taken after consultation with all members of the party.
Amit Shah had reportedly asked for a ticket for his son but after the BJP’s announcement, it is likely that Shah’s son will not get a ticket. “My son is Vasna-in charge and secretary of the party’s unit in the city. If the party does not give a ticket to my son it is fine, we will try to remove Vasna wards’ seats. His only fault is that he is my son,” Shah reportedly said.
After the BJP’s announcement, more than 20 corporators of the AMC are likely to see their civic body polls dream dashed.
What is the BJP’s new rule that got Amit Shah angry
- Relatives of BJP leaders will not be given tickets for the civic body polls.
- Candidates above the age of 60 will not get tickets.
- Candidates who have had three-term as members of the civic body will not be considered.
The decision was taken at the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting that is being held in Gujarat. The three-day meeting was attended by chief minister Vijay Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, and BJP state president CR Patil.
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