Shah's new team displays RSS' control on BJP, says Naresh Agarwal
Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Agarwal on Sunday mocked at the announcement of the new team of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, calling it as yet another proof of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's (RSS) authority running deep within the BJP.
"BJP is a branch of the RSS and now it has been proved. It seems that the entire country is now in the hands of RSS and being run by them, therefore it signals a clear warning for the country," said Agarwal.
On Saturday, BJP president Amit Shah announced the names of his new team, which included eleven vice-presidents and eight general secretaries.
The new BJP vice-presidents are Bandaru Dattatreya, B.S. Yeddyurappa, Satpal Malik, M.A. Naqvi, P. Ruppala, Prabhat Jha, Raghuvar Das, Kiran Maheswari, Renu Devi and Dinesh Sharma.
The general secretaries are J.P. Nadda, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Muralidhar Rao, Ram Madhav, Saroj Pandey, Bhupendra Yadav, R S Kateria and Ram Lal .
Anurag Thakur will continue to be Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) chief and the BJP Mahila Morcha chief will be Vijaya Rahatkar.
Abdul Rashid Ansari will be the BJP's Minority Morcha chief. Varun Gandhi, however, found no place in the team.
(Posted on 17-08-2014)