Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari was on Friday named the poll in-charge of the Delhi unit ahead of the Assembly polls. Former MP Navjyot Singh Sidhu will assist Gadkari in spearheading the party’s campaign.
The party’s campaign strategy and ticket distribution were yet to be finalised as leaders were awaiting a decision on who was going to lead the campaign.
Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel had earlier said he had spoken to party president Rajnath Singh about appointing Gadkari as the poll in-charge. “I have met Rajnathji and asked to appoint Gadkariji. I have worked with him in the past and would like to work with him again,” he had said.
Other senior leaders too said they were happy with Gadkari’s appointment.
BJP leader Dr Harsh Vardhan said, “I think the party has taken a fine decision. It would be fortunate to work with a leader like Gadkari who would always stood for the right thing. His democratic ways would boost the morale of party workers and we are sure to oust the Sheila government this time.”
However, there are few leaders who believe that the situation has become interesting with Gadkari and Sidhu being named poll in-charge.
“It would be interesting to watch how Goel will handle both these leaders. It would also be interesting to see how the other senior leaders, who have kept themselves away from party activities till now, will air their grievances with Goel and Gadkari,” a senior party leader said.
Many BJP leaders expressed confidence in Sidhu .
TIE Media Pragya Kaushika : New Delhi