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BJP will return to power in MP in next polls: Tomar

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Nov 23 (UNI) Newly elected President of the Madhya Pradesh Bharitya Janata Party Narendra Singh Tomar today said his primary task would be to strengthen the party at the grassroots level so as to prepare it to face and win the next Assembly elections in the state, due in 2008.

"I will see to it that BJP units are set up in the rural areas where the party does not exist at present and the state Government's programmes reach the remotest part of the state so that the people get their benefit," he told reporters here.

Mr Tomar, who is still holding the charge of Minister for Public Relations, said he would constitute the new Working Committee of the party by December. He would give due representation to all the regions of the state in the new State Executive.

Asked how he will do justice to his new job as the party President while continuing as a Minister, he said he had already tendered his resignation as a Minister while filling up his nomination form for the election. However, his resingnation has not been accepted by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan as yet.

Replying to a question, Mr Tomar said the BJP Government in Madhya Pradesh had implemented over 150 promises made by the party in the election manifesto. His effort would be to see that the Government implemented the remaining promises made to the people.

Asked about the possibility of former BJP leader Uma Bharti being brought back into the party, he said it concerned the national leadership of the party. He said her party was organisationally very weak.


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