National Executive of the Bharatiya Janata Party
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Type
Type
Leadership
Parliamentary Chairperson
General Secretary (Organisation)
Structure
Seats120
Political groups
Bharatiya Janata Party
CommitteesParliamentary Board
CommitteesCentral Election Committee
Website
https://www.bjp.org

The National Executive of Bharatiya Janata Party is the presidium and chief executive body of the Bharatiya Janata Party setting the overall strategic direction of the party and policy development. It is composed of members appointed by the BJP president and can have as many as 120 members.[1]

The National Executive has the authority to interpret the Articles and Rules of the party constitution. The Executive can also amend, alter and add to the party constitution which is subject to rectification by the following Plenary Session or Special Session of National Council. The National Executive also oversees the internal elections to the President and the National Council and appoints a returning officer for conducting the triennial election of the party.

An identical structure, with a State Executive Committee led by a State President, exists at the state level.

Parliamentary Board

The Parliamentary Board is the governing body of Bharatiya Janata Party which takes day-to-day decisions on behalf of the National Executive. The National Executive sets up a Parliamentary Board consisting of Party President and ten other members.[2][3][4] The Parliamentary Board supervises the activities of the Parliamentary and Legislative groups of the Party. The Board guides and regulates all the organisational units below the National Executive.

Members of the Parliamentary Board

S.NO Name
1. Jagat Prakash Nadda
2. Narendra Modi
3. Amit Shah
4. Rajnath Singh
5. B. S. Yediyurappa
6. Sarbananda Sonowal
7. B. L. Santhosh
8. K. Laxman
9. Satyanarayan Jatiya
10. Iqbal Singh Lalpura
11. Sudha

Central Election Committee

The Central Election Committee (CEC), is also set up by the National Executive, and consist of the 11 members of the Parliamentary Board and 8 other members[a][5] elected by the National Executive.[2][4][6] The role of the CEC is to select candidates for all Legislative and Parliamentary elections throughout India.[7][8] [9]

Members of the CEC

S.NO Name
All Current Members of the Parliamentary Board
1. Jagat Prakash Nadda
2. Narendra Modi
3. Rajnath Singh
4. Amit Shah
5. B. S. Yediyurappa
6. Sarbananda Sonowal
7. B. L. Santhosh
8. K. Laxman
9. Satyanarayan Jatiya
10. Iqbal Singh Lalpura
11. Sudha Yadav
CEC Members
12. Devendra Fadnavis
13. Bhupender Yadav
14. Vanathi Srinivasan
15. Om Prakash Mathur
16. Vacant
17.
18.
19.

4 seats are currently vacant

Current National Executive members

S.NO Name State
1. Narendra Modi Uttar Pradesh
2. L. K. Advani Delhi
3. Murli Manohar Joshi Uttar Pradesh
4. Rajnath Singh Uttar Pradesh
5. Amit Shah Gujarat
6. Nitin Gadkari Maharashtra
7. Piyush Goyal Maharashtra
8. Vishal Jolly Andaman & Nicobar
9. Kanna Lakshminarayana Andhra Pradesh
10. Kiren Rijiju Arunachal Pradesh
11. Bijoya Chakravarty Assam
12. Ravi Shankar Prasad Bihar
13. Giriraj Singh
14. Bhagirathi Devi
15. Nityanand Rai Yadav
16. Saroj Pandey Chhattisgarh
17. Ajay Chandrakar
18. Lata Usendi
19. Harsh Vardhan Delhi
20. S. Jaishankar
21. Meenakshi Lekhi
22. Ramesh Bidhuri
23. Manoj Tiwari
24. Shripad Naik Goa
25. Parshottam Rupala Gujarat
26. Mansukh Mandaviya
27. Bhupender Yadav Haryana
28. Krishan Pal Gurjar
29. Sunita Duggal
30. Anurag Thakur Himachal Pradesh
31. Jitendra Singh Jammu & Kashmir
32. Darakhshan Andrabi
33. Pralhad Joshi Karnataka
34. Nirmala Sitharaman
35. V. Muraleedharan Kerala
36. Kummanam Rajasekharan
37. Narendra Singh Tomar Madhya Pradesh
38. Virendra Kumar Khatik
39. Jyotiraditya Scindia
40. Narottam Mishra
41. Prakash Javadekar Maharashtra
42. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe
43. Chitra Wagh
44. Thongam Biswajit Singh Manipur
45. Alexander Laloo Hek Meghalaya
46. Dharmendra Pradhan Odisha
47. Jual Oram
48. Ashwini Vaishnaw
49. A. Namassivayam Puducherry
50. Hardeep Singh Puri Punjab
51. Som Parkash
52. Om Prakash Mathur Rajasthan
53. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
54. Arjun Ram Meghwal
55. Jaskaur Meena
56. Pon Radhakrishnan Tamil Nadu
57. G. Kishan Reddy Telangana
58. A. P. Jithender Reddy
59. Vivek Venkatswamy
60. Garikapati Mohan Rao
61. Pratima Bhoumik Tripura
62. Ajay Bhatt Uttarakhand
63. Satpal Maharaj
64. Vijay Bahuguna
65. Mahendra Nath Pandey Uttar Pradesh
66. Smriti Irani
67. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
68. Santosh Gangwar
69. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti
70. Dara Singh Chauhan
72. Brajesh Pathak
73. Sanjeev Balyan
74. Anil Jain
75. Mithun Chakraborty West Bengal
76. Dinesh Trivedi
77. Swapan Dasgupta
78. Bharati Ghosh
79. Anirban Ganguly
80. Mukut Mani Adhikari

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Currently the Central Election Committee has only 3 members other than the 8 members of the Parliamentary Board[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ "Bharatiya Janata Party Constitution". BJP official website. Bharatiya Janata Party. Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 November 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b IANS (15 September 2017). "Amit Shah set to reconstitute BJP's decision making bodies". Financial Express. Retrieved 3 April 2020. According to the BJP constitution, the National Executive of the party constitutes the Parliamentary Board consisting of the party president and 10 others, including the leader of the party in Parliament, as members. The Chairman of the Board would be the President and one of the General Secretaries would be nominated by the BJP President to act as the board Secretary.
  3. ^ Asian News International (21 January 2020). "Nadda likely to add new members to BJP parliamentary board". Business Standard. The members of parliamentary board include Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Social Justie and Empowerment Minister Thawarchand Gehlot, General Secretary (Organisation) BL Santosh apart from Nadda.
  4. ^ a b PTI (26 August 2014). "Out with the old: Advani, MM Joshi, Vajpayee dropped from BJP's parl board". Rediff News. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  5. ^ Manish Anand (20 September 2019). "Ravi Shankar Prasad, Devendra Fadnavis likely in BJP Parliamentary Board". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 6 April 2020. Currently, there are three vacancies in the Parliamentary Board and eight in the CEC.
  6. ^ IANS (26 August 2014). "BJP names members of new central election committee". Business Standard. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  7. ^ Press Trust of India (10 March 2020). "BJP central election committee meets to select Rajya Sabha candidates". Business Standard.
  8. ^ PTI (16 January 2020). "BJP CEC meet to finalise candidates for Delhi assembly elections likely on Thursday". India Today.
  9. ^ FP Politics (19 March 2019). "BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain loses Bhagalpur ticket to JD(U) in Bihar despite being member of party's central election committee". Firstpost. Retrieved 1 April 2020. Shahnawaz's membership in the BJP's central election committee makes the situation ironic. He now finds himself in an awkward position, not being able to secure a seat for himself even as he sits on this all-important panel with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and bigwigs like Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Nitin Gadkari and Shivraj Singh Chouhan.