BJP netas and workers visiting Uttarakhand party headquarters in Dehradun were left surprised on Monday. Reasons: a couple of workers who have doubled up as employees were sporting sky blue shirts and black pants.
The ‘dress code’ was introduced after Sangh pracharak, who also holds a position in the state executive, coined the idea of ‘dress code’ for the workers serving at office. Those supporting the dress code say it’s a ‘paradigm shift’ towards making BJP a new-age party that looks smart, confident and disciplined.
The BJP has also decided to have a swanky new party headquarters equipped with all the modern amenities. BJP president JP Nadda, CM Trivendra Rawat among others laid the foundation for the office last week.
A senior leader who shifted his base to Uttarakhand after the state was carved out of Uttar Pradesh in 2000 feels the party is changing too fast. He feels the dress code is not a good idea since the BJP is a party, not a corporate office. A little birdie says some leaders intend to lodge a formal complaint with party president Bansidhar Bhagat.