Gadkari for Performance Audit of Party Leaders

Chairing his first meeting with top party functionary since his recent nomination as president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Nitin Gadkari Thursday said performance audits of office bearers will be the central focus during his term.

“The party president said that performance audit of office-bearers will be an important aspect (of his term),” BJP Spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad was quoted as saying after the meeting.

Prasad said that Gadkari laid thrust on mutual cooperation and trust in his opening remarks.

“He (Gadkari) compared organisational strength to foundation of a building and called for collective efforts to make it strong,” he said.

At the meeting party leaders decided to hold a two-day meet of the BJP national council in Indore Februaqry 18-19,¬† the conclave will formally endorse Gadkari’s name as party President for a three-year term.

The party hasfurther decided to launch a country-wide agitation against price-rise.

Prasad said demonstrations will be held in districts¬† January 18-25 and state-level rallies will be organised February 1-15. “A national level rally will be held in Delhi in the second week of March.

Apart from criticising the ruling United Progressive Alliance for price rise, the meeting accused the Government of lowering its guard in the fight against terrorism.

A resolution passed at the meeting said that terrorist attack at Lal Chowk in the heart of Srinagar was an onslaught on India’s sovereignty.

“While the terrorists are regrouping, the Government of India is lowering its guard. The state government is not cooperating with the Army in its requirement for land. Both the Centre and the state governments are romancing with ill-conceived ideas like autonomy and dilution of national sovereignty,” the resolution said.

The meeting also criticised the Government for the escape of three terrorists in Delhi and charged it with not doing enough to safeguard interests of Indian students in Australia.

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