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Change of guard for BJP likely in Bihar, UP, Maharashtra
New Delhi, June 6 -- The Bharatiya Janata Partywillget newchiefsinthree key states following theappointment of the incumbent presidents as Union ministers, two BJP leaders said. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Danve Raosaheb Dadarao and Nityanand Rai head the BJP in UttarPradesh,Maharashtraand Bihar respectively; all three states are governed by a BJP or NDA government. The three states account for 168 Lok Sabha seats, almost 30% of the total strength of the Lok Sabha. "There eventually will be a changeintheleadershipinthese states," the first BJP leader said. Thepartyconstitutionallowsfor twotermsbutthechiefswillhave to exit under its "one-man-onepost" rule, one of the two leaders said on condition of anonymity. "The change of guard is likely to hap...
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