Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi has been dropped from the 80-member National Executive along with his mother Maneka Gandhi.
Party chief JP Nadda released the list on Thursday.
While Varun Gandhi represents Pilibhit in the Lower House, Maneka is a Lok Sabha MP from Sultanpur.
Recently, Varun Gandhi has been vocal about the policies of the Centre in the context of the farm laws and the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
On Thursday, the BJP leader tweeted a video of the incident from violence-hit UP district, demanding action against the accused.
“The video is crystal clear. Protestors cannot be silenced through murder. There has to be accountability for the innocent blood of farmers that has been spilled and justice must be delivered before a message of arrogance and cruelty enters the minds of every farmer,” he said in one of the tweets.
The video is crystal clear. Protestors cannot be silenced through murder. There has to be accountability for the innocent blood of farmers that has been spilled and justice must be delivered before a message of arrogance and cruelty enters the minds of every farmer. pic.twitter.com/Z6NLCfuujK
— Varun Gandhi (@varungandhi80) October 7, 2021
On October 5, Varun Gandhi had tweeted a video with a caption in Hindi, “This video of deliberately running vehicles over farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri will shake anyone’s conscience. Police should take cognizance of this video and immediately arrest the owners of the vehicles and other persons sitting inside by identifying them in this matter.”
— Varun Gandhi (@varungandhi80) October 5, 2021
The updated list includes names of its top brass, ranging from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to many Union ministers, several state leaders and veterans like LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi.
Besides 80 regular members, the executive will also have 50 special invitees and 179 permanent invitees (ex-officio), including Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, Legislature Party Leader, former Deputy Chief Minister, National Spokesperson, National Front President, State. In-charge, co-in-charge, state president, state general secretary (organisation) and organiser are included..
The BJP’s National Working Committee discusses various issues and sets the framework for the organisation’s functioning.
Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, the meeting of the National Working Committee has not been held for a long time.
The nominated members of the Working Committee include Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, including many Union ministers, MPs and senior leaders.
Former ministers Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javadekar and Ravi Shankar Prasad have also been given a place on the working committee.