- Varun tweets about Lakhimpur incident.
- Support for farmers’ concern over cultivation laws.
- The BJP, which was excluded from the working committee.
The BJP National Executive Committee has several key leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, veterans LK Advani, Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari and Piyush Goyal. The list also includes five leaders from Telugu states. Lakshminarayana than from Andhra Pradesh; Union Ministers Kishan Reddy, Jitender Reddy, Vivek Venkataswamy and G. Rammohan Rao from Telangana were given the opportunity.
Also, Arun Singh revealed that 50 people have been selected as special invitees to the National Working Committee and 179 as ex-officio members. Vijayashanti and Itala Rajender had the opportunity to be special invitees. The BJP National Executive Committee will meet in Delhi on November 7. It is noteworthy that this committee will meet almost two years later.
Meanwhile, the removal of Menaka Gandhi and Varun Gandhi from the BJP National Executive Committee has taken on political significance. It is known that Varun from Philippines and Menaka Gandhi from Sultanpur are represented as MPs. However, Varun Gandhi has openly criticized the new cultivation laws brought by the Center as well as the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. He also shared two videos on Twitter on Thursday on the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and demanded strict action against the accused in the case.
In this context, the decision to remove Menaka Gandhi and Varun Gandhi from the National Executive Committee has become a topic of discussion. Along with them, former Union Minister Birender Singh, who had made comments in support of the farmers’ agitation, was also removed from the National Executive Committee. In their place, 10 people from UP were taken into the committee. Varun Gandhi spoke on several occasions to farmers who were agitating against cultivation laws.
Varun Gandhi’s tweets went viral, saying, “Protesters will not remain silent after the assassination. There should be accountability for the blood shed by innocent farmers. Justice should be done before every farmer has a sense of pride and cruelty in his mind.” Menaka Gandhi also commented that there was justice in the farmers’ concern over cultivation laws.