Thursday, February 4, 2010

gadkari plans training for future leadership

4 Feb 2010


From Our Delhi Bureau

NEW DELHI: Bhartiya Janata Party President Nitin Gadkari plans ideological training of the party leaders on the lines of a 3-year training course he organised for selected 17 leaders of Maharashtra during his tenure as the state party president. 

The plan is being prepared by Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, who is the first to be picked up by Gadkari in his team as his political adviser. Sahasrabuddhe was the brain behind the training modules prepared for the Maharashtra leaders as the director general of Rambhau Mhalgi Probodhini in Mumbai for imparting courses to them in the institute.

It is the same institute that conducted two short training workshops for ministers from all BJP-ruled states. It was founded by late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan and imparts training to cadres of various organisations of the Sangh Parivar.

Happy with the Maharashtra experiment of training the party leaders for three years alike the RSS course for its fulltime pracharaks, Gadkari has asked Sahasrabuddhe to prepare a blueprint to be presented in the party's national council meeting in Indore later this month for a national programme. 

The Maharashtra training programme was undertaken on the pilot basis and the party now plans to put it into operation at all-
three-year training programme has been organised in Maharashtra on a pilot basis and the party now plans to put the same into practice at an all-India level, the party sources said.

Unlike the Maharashtra programme, those selected may not have to spend three years in the institute. Instead, Gadkari is exploring use of the computer team in the BJP headquarters to coordinate with the institute to prepare modules for online training through Internet. The party leaders will have to spend time initially at the Mumbai institute to grasp the basics and then they can remain in touch with it for continuing the course on Internet.

The course aims to basically create the future BJP leaders by imparting them ideological clarity and understanding, providing information on policy matters and social issues, introduction to policies of other political parties and practical aspects like public speaking, publicity and honing of other skills.

The institute will be roping in professional and management experts from different fields to impart the training. The ideological grounding may be done by some senior RSS leaders.



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