JP Nadda appointed BJP working president, Amit Shah to remain party chief

BJP Parliamentary board has selected JP Nadda as working president. He will remain the working president till the BJP’s membership drive and organisation elections are over,” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted.

Written by June 17, 2019 20:42

New Delhi: Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister JP Nadda was appointed party’s working president in the Parliamentary board meeting today.

This was announced by Rajnath Singh after the party’s highest decision-making body’s meeting. The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as BJP chief Amit Shah.

Meanwhile, Amit Shah will continue to the BJP National President.

“BJP won several elections under the leadership of Amit Shah Ji. But since PM appointed him Home Minister, Amit Shah Ji himself said the responsibility of party president should be given to someone else. BJP Parliamentary board has selected JP Nadda as working president,” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told media.

“He will remain the working president till the BJP’s membership drive and organisation elections are over,” Singh tweeted.

After Amit Shah was elevated to the Union cabinet, it was widely speculated that the BJP will have a new president.

Nadda, a Brahmin leader from Himachal Pradesh, enjoys confidence of party’s top brass as well as Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) — the party’s ideological parent.

The 58-year-old leader, who was the Union Health Minister in the first Modi government and in charge of the party for Uttar Pradesh during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, enjoys a clean reputation.

JP Nadda will oversee the election campaign strategy in coming assembly elections in 3 states including Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Haryana (set to go to polls this year). Early next year, Delhi will also go to the polls.