Leadership vacuum in BJP after successive demise of veterans

With the passing away of the core of BJP’s Delhi leadership, the party is facing a leadership vacuum in the national capital. During the period of past 12 months the ruling party has lost five of its senior leaders.

After Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the party successively lost Ananth Kumar, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley.

The three top leaders had countered Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) from 2004 till 2014 when Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of the country.

Apart from Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley who led the political narrative for BJP inside and outside Parliament, the demise of former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar in March this year has also created a vacuum for BJP both in the state and at the national level.

However, as stated by Money Control, Swaraj and Jaitley have virtually groomed an entire generation of BJP leaders who are at present holding high offices in the NDA government. Those include, union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Nirmala Sitharaman, Piyush Goyal and Ravi Shankar Prasad who have closely worked with them in the past.

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