How Modi's Cabinet expansion has heightened tension for BJP chief Amit Shah

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Another challenge for Amit Shah
Ending days of speculation and hoopla, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet expansion finally took place. The Prime Minister's move of giving chance to young and dynamic leaders in his cabinet to change the caste and political equations in the states, has increased the tension of organisation leaders. The organisation is going to face leadership crisis due to this.

Senior party leaders promoted to Modi cabinet

Prime Minister in his first cabinet expansion inducted several faces who were not only holding important posts within the BJP but also a part of party chief Amit Shah's strategic team. The cabinet rejig has occurred at a time when the party is already facing a crisis of vice presidents and general secretaries. Thus, this move has further heightened the party's master strategist's tension because once again he will have to reorganise his team and that too at a steady pace.

Three general secretaries i.e. JP Nadda, Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Ramshankar Katheria along with two vice presidents namely Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Bandaru Dattatreya have been induced in the Modi cabinet. This has created a void in the organisation in which posts of a vice president, two general secretary ranks and a treasurer's post were already lying vacant. It must be recalled that after he was appointed as the party's new president in July Amit Shah had formed his team own team in August.

Hence, the party chief will have to once again brainstorm over choosing a mix of young, dynamic and experienced faces in the organisation.

Ram Madhav, Bhupendra Yadav to get benefited

With the shift of strong leaders like JP Nadda and Rajiv Pratap Rudy from party to the cabinet, the likes of Ram Madhav, Bhupendra Yadav will have more clout within the party. This void will also change the fortunes of spokesperson and member of central parliamentary committee Shah Nawaz Hussain, spokesperson MJ Akbar, Youth wing president Anurag Thakur, SC wing chief Faggan Singh Kulaste, as they may be promoted to higher ranks.

Party sources are claiming that Shah will expand the organisation next week by filling the vacant seats. By doing so, party chief Shah might also appease disgruntled leaders in the party who were feeling left out. It is being said that the party leadership may promote a few leaders from state leaders to central politics.

Tough days ahead for Amit Shah

Hence, coming few days are expected to be quite hectic for Amit Shah as he will once again have to prepare a team that should have a perfect balance of energetic and capable leaders who can help him deliver Lok Sabha and recent assembly poll like results in coming days.

The party faces a daunting task of maintaining its winning streak in crucial J&K, Delhi and Bihar assembly polls. Hence, it will be interesting to see who all get a chance in Shah's new team.

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