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Uma Bharti to skip Goa meet, Key decisions to be taken on Modi’s VVIP stature

New Delhi, June 7 (): BJP leader Uma Bharti in a letter to party President Rajnath Singh has mentioned her inability to attend the BJP’s national executive meet scheduled to be held in Goa on Friday, owing to health reasons.

Uma Bharti said that she fell ill on her trip to Indore and has been advised by the doctors to be on complete rest. She conveyed her regrets to the BJP president clarifying her position for not attending her first national executive meet after her appointment as BJP vice president.

Reports claim that a few top leaders of the BJP have also decided to skip the national executive meeting including deputy leader of BJP in Rajya Sabha Ravi Shankar Prasad, general secretary Varun Gandhi besides Jaswant Singh and Shatrughan Sinha.

Party sources however claimed that Bharthi’s skipping the national executive meet of the BJP shows her anger in being left out of the party’s campaign plan for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh.

The monk-politician, Uma Bharthi was not invited for the state-level workers’ convention in Gwalior last week considering her not part of the party’s state-level election campaigning committee. However to crush rumours, Bharti’s aide said, if Uma Bharthi recovers in time she might join the national executive meet in Goa.

It is also believed that Bharthi has close links with BJP senior leader L K Advani who has recommended for a separate election management committee along with Modi-led campaign committee.

Meanwhile, Rajnath Singh will be heading a meeting of party’s office-bearers in Goa on Friday, which will be attended by parliamentary board members to discuss on the agenda and resolution for the meeting and finalise Modi’s role in party’s election plans.

According to information received, the BJP which is likely to announce Narendra Modi as the head of its election committee when its top leaders meet in Goa, has also allegedly decided to dismiss the proposal of Mr Advani to announce  two election committees to confirm Mr Modi’s VVIP stature.