Maneka, Varun, Swamy out of top BJP body; Scindia in


BJP on Thursday dropped Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy, the mother son-duo of Maneka and Varun Gandhi and former Bajrang Dal firebrand Vinay Katiyar from the party’s national executive, in what is seen as a loud assertion of the leadership’s authority. Prominent imports, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Dinesh Trivedi, former Trinamool MP, also figure in the 80-strong committee which, along with the parliamentary board, is considered a key decision-making body.