The Hush Post| 11:40 pm |one-minute-read|
Jagat Prakash Nadda has been made the working national president of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
This decision was taken in a BJP parliamentary board meeting chaired by PM Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, Sushma Swaraj among others.
Speaking about JP Nadda’s appointment, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, “Amit Shah handled the responsibility of being BJP chief successfully for five years. Now that he has become home minister, he [Amit Shah] requested someone else take charge of the party. BJP Parliamentary board has selected JP Nadda as the working president.”
Amit Shah will remain party’s national president, Rajnath Singh clarified.
JP Nadda’s appointment comes days after the BJP had announced that current BJP chief Amit Shah will continue in the position for now.
Amit Shah will remain BJP president till the forthcoming state assembly polls are over i.e, December 2019. The BJP will likely get a new president by the start of next year.
59-year-old Nadda, who is a Rajya Sabha member as well as the former union health minister, will be overseeing BJP’s election strategy for the upcoming state assembly polls. He will be trying to steer BJP in the Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand and Maharashtra assembly polls which will be conducted in the second half of 2019.