The BJP dropped Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan from the party's highest decision-making body, the parliamentary board, today in a shake-up of the organisation that has freshly accommodated loyalists Devendra Fadnavis and BS Yediyurappa. While some political observers find it surprising that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath did not make it despite his leadership that gave the BJP an unprecedented second term, others see in the reshuffle an effort of social engineering as well as regional representation.
A source in the BJP said no chief minister has made it to the parliamentary board this time and, therefore, Yogi's name on the list would have appeared an odd man out. Chouhan has been left out for this very reason.
Another source recounted the contributions of BS Yediyurappa (Karnataka) to the organisation, adding that Sarbananda Sonowal, K Laxman and Iqbal Singh Lalpura represent the Northeast, T...
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