BJP all set to welcome JP Nadda as their Party President.
The Bharatiya Janata Party is set to get a new national president in place of Amit Shah on Monday, January 20. The party’s incumbent working president JP Nadda would succeed Amit Shah as the new president of the BJP.
The BJP has always elected its president with consensus. And without any contest and it is highly unlikely that any leader will file his nomination against Nadda too.
Top party leaders, including Union ministers and chief ministers of BJP-ruled states, will file nomination papers in support of his candidature.
Nadda will succeed Amit Shah, ending his tenure at the helm for five-and-a-half years. A formal announcement regarding Nadda’s election as president will be made in the afternoon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also arrive at the party headquarters to felicitate him.
Party leader Narendra Tomar hails Nadda’s elevation, saying he has vast organizational and administrative experience. He expresses his confidence in him that the party would go from strength to strength under him.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and JP Nadda will hold a meeting with chief ministers and deputy chief ministers of party-ruled states on Monday evening. The meeting with the CMs will follow the formal announcement of Nadda as the new national president of the BJP.
Nadda enjoys the trust of both the PM and Amit Shah. He will not face too tough a challenge as far as the BJP organization goes. His most difficult task is to try and maintain the BJP’s dominance in elections, given the party’s losses in recent state elections.
Nadda has to deliver Delhi – a very difficult prospect and then Bihar, where it is in power with ally Nitish Kumar.
Nadda’s political elevation.
He was MLA in Himachal Pradesh for three terms. Then he moved to the central government as a cabinet minister from 1998 to 2003.
A veteran leader, he is an old organizational workhorse with strong RSS roots. He has risen in the party through his hard work and commitment towards BJP’s ideology.
He has long been a member of the BJP parliamentary board, the highest decision-making body of the BJP. Nadda has also served as a Cabinet minister in the Modi government.
Nadda was in-charge of the BJP’s election campaign in Uttar Pradesh before the 2019 Lok Sabha election. He played an important role in helping the BJP win 62 out of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh despite a tough challenge.