Who steps into the shoes of Amit shah when he gets the post of ministry?
BJP on Monday seemed, by all accounts, to be in the throes of tension and desire in the midst of mounting speculation of its chief Amit Shah being asked to leave the association to join the Modi government.
While the possibility of Shah being assigned a crucial responsibility in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's group has been speculated since he was handled from the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat, the buzz seems to escalate in the wake of Rashtrapati Bhavan's declaration on Sunday about the swearing-in of the new government on May 30.
The uneasiness in the BJP office was discernible as party functionaries contemplated the presumable shape of things in perspective on Shah's probable take-off from the association, which follows the one person-one post rule. Names of Union ministers for wellbeing and oil, Jagat P Nadda and Dharmendra Pradhan, were discussed as possible replacements in the midst of unanimity that filling Shah's boots won't be easy.
An associate of the PM, Shah has established his place in the saffron pantheon as a standout amongst the most successful party presidents by transforming the association into a powerful poll machine and by driving the party to a string of victories that have consolidated BJP as the overwhelming political arrangement. "He has set a benchmark that will be difficult to meet," said a senior leader.
Party circles feel Shah will be asked to move to the government as a major aspect of the arrangement to push for speedy execution of Modi's ambitious motivation for his second term and is sure to get a crucial portfolio. Sources said he may get the fund ministry in case Arun Jaitley decides to enjoy a reprieve for wellbeing reasons.
Sources also said Modi and Shah are probably going to be tenacious about settling the choices for ministries which will be crucial for the government's focus on the age of jobs. "The focus will be on horticulture, fisheries, nourishment processing, mining, coal, small-scale industries, textiles, housing, steel, and trade. They may not look glamorous, yet will be significant in the PM's scheme of things," said a Union minister who spoke on the state of obscurity.