On March 31 last year Prime Minister Narendra Modi was inducted into the Parliamentary Board because he would be given a major role to play in the 2014 elections.
At that time LK Advani, who was opposing Narendra Modi as probable PM candidate stature, had recommended that Shivraj Singh Chouhan was an equally efficient administrator and should be given a place in the Parliamentary Board. But Advani's recommendation was ignored and Narendra Modi became the only chief minister to be inducted into the top decision making body.
One year and five months later, it is none other than Prime Minister Modi's trusted man Amit Shah who willingly and without any dispute made place for Chouhan (again, as the only chief minister) in the Parliamentary Board. Though it was always said that Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh is much closer to the Prime Minister than Chouhan, he was not inducted. Neither was Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje or her Gujarat counterpart Anandiben Patel.
The message, therefore, is clear: Chief minister Chouhan is being prepared for a bigger role for the party at the national level. Speaking to reporters at the state secretariat, the chief minister said, "I will work relentlessly and implement the responsibility given to me by the party."
While Chouhan has been elevated to the party's elite 12-member body, Madhya Pradesh minister for urban administration and housing Kailash Vijayavargiya has been appointed election in-charge for the upcoming assembly elections in Haryana. He is the only minister for Madhya Pradesh who has been given such a big responsibility. During Lok Sabha polls in April-May, Vijayavargiya was again the only minister from Madhya Pradesh who was asked to manage the elections in Varanasi, the Prime Minister's constituency. The minister for urban administration is known to be close to the Prime Minister and might soon be elevated to a position of greater accountability.
Union minister for social justice Thavar Chand Gehlot also from the state has been retained as a member of the Parliamentary Board headed by Amit Shah. Gehlot, is important as he is Dalit leader and extremely amiable.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/followceleb.cms?alias=Vasundhara Raje,Raman Singh,Parliamentary Board,Lok Sabha,Chhattisgarh