BJP CHIEF … JP Nadda unanimously elected as BJP president; Delhi polls his first and top concern

CONGRATS ….JP Nadda named new BJP president .. in New Delhi on Monday


NEW DELHI: Jagat Prakash Nadda was elected unopposed as the president of the Bharatiya Janata Party here on Monday afternoon, after the nomination process did not throw up any challenge to the party’s working president to step into the shoes of veteran Amit Shah.

The 59-year-old Nadda’s name was proposed by a team of former party presidents and parliamentary board members, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari. An RSS veteran who had worked alongside the likes of Amit Shah in the BJP in the past, hails from Himachal Pradesh and is also connected with Bihar at a personal level due to his education and upbringing there. He is among the prominent Brahmin faces in the BJP. Nadda’s name had been linked to some financial misappropiration scams in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) while he was Union minister of state for health. IHN-NN

..Nadda as BJP president


NEW DELHI: The BJP will have a new president in place of Amit Shah this week. Nomination process will be set in motion on Monday, and the election of working president Jagat Prakash Nadda is a foregone conclusion. This will provide more time for Shah, 55, to concentrate on his responsibilities in the Union Home Ministry.

Nadda was made working president when Shah joined the Modi cabinet after the 2019 LS polls. Nadda is a staunch RSS man and a prominent leader from the Brahmin community in Himachal Pradesh state. The 59-year-old Nadda is a former Union minister for health and family welfare and currently a member of the Rajya Sabha. He is also BJP parliamentary party secretary. A crafty politician, he had served as a minister in Himachal Pradesh.

Expectations are that Nadda will be declared elected unopposed as BJP chief on Monday, after giving time for a nomination process. His immediate task would be to ensure a good show for the BJP in Delhi assembly elections in which the AAP and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is hoping to retain power. 

In the last assembly polls, Kejriwal’s AAP had swept the elections winning 67 of the 70 seats. The Congress, the BJP and the AAP are facing the polls separately, while a post-poll tie-up between the AAP an Congress is likely to keep the BJP out of power, in case Kejriwal does not manage a majority on his own this time. 
The election panel chief for organizational polls in BJP, Radha Mohan Singh stated in a press release: “After successfully conducting Phase 1 of the BJP enrolment and expansion drive, creating 75 percent booth committees, 50 percent Mandal committees and holding election as per BJP’s constitution in 21 states to elect party presidents, I am pleased to announce the election for the post of National president of the BJP.”
Nominations for the post of BJP president can be filed from 10am to 12:30pm. The scrutiny will be between 12:30pm and 1:30 pm. Withdrawal of candidature can be done between 1:30pm and 2:30 pm.

PM Modi, whose is the last word in the BJP, held consultations with senior party leaders and party CMs on Sunday, a day before the election of the new president. The announcement of the new party chief’s name is expected in the afternoon on Monday. IHN-NN


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