The ticket politics of BJP

March 19 2018

For the first time in the history of BJP, it so happened that for the Lok Sabha by polls and Rajya Sabha tickets neither the meeting of the Parliamentary Board was convened nor was there a need felt to convene the meeting of the election committee, not even for name sake. For UP’s by-elections, both the names were finalised by the Party President and Sunil Bansal. The name of Pradeep Singh for the Araria constituency in Bihar faced the major opposition from the Araria BJP unit itself. The Araria seat went for polls after the demise of the RJD MP Taslimuddin. Sources say that Pradip Singh once used to speak in favour of the same Taslimuddin and was among his close aides. State deputy chief minister Sushil Modi had a special interest and the most important role in awarding ticket to Pradeep Singh. As of the Rajya Sabha tickets, the Modi-Shah duo finalised it all on their own.

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