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New BJP office bearers to meet April 2


New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari will meet his new office bearers on April 2 to chalk out the strategy for the party’s campaign against rising prices.

“The April 2 meeting of office-bearers will discuss BJP’s anti-price rise agitation and preparations for the April 21 rally in Delhi,” BJP headquarters in-charge Shyam Jaju told IANS.

This will be the first meeting of party office bearers after Gadkari announced his team March 16.

The meeting will be attended by senior party leader L.K. Advani, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley, among others.

The BJP has planned a big rally in the capital against price rise April 21 and the meeting is expected to discuss efforts to mobilise people for it.

The meeting will also chalk out programmes for the future, a party official said adding that Gadkari would distribute work among new office bearers only after meeting them.

The announcement of the new team had led to criticism about its composition from some party leaders from Bihar including Shatrughan Sinha and C.P. Thakur. Gadkari told them not to raise their grievances in the media.

Gadkari’s new team has 12 general secretaries, 11 vice-presidents (two posts are vacant) and 15 secretaries. Women have been given 33 percent representation in the national executive committee.