Highlights: BJP, Strongest Party In The Country, We Aim To Be Present In Each State: JP Nadda

JP Nadda, considered an affable and accessible politician, enjoys good rapport with all top party leaders.

Highlights: BJP, Strongest Party In The Country, We Aim To Be Present In Each State: JP Nadda

JP Nadda was made BJP's working president in June 2019.

New Delhi:

Jagat Prakash Nadda, BJP's working president, has formally taken over as party chief after he emerged as the only leader in the fray following the nomination process in which his candidature was endorsed by top party leaders.

Senior BJP leader Radha Mohan Singh, who is the incharge of the organisational election process, made the announcement at the party headquarters in New Delhi. Outgoing president Amit Shah and other senior leaders congratulated the Himachal Pradesh leader, who had been serving as the party's working president. He will serve for three years at the helm

Mr Nadda, the number three of sorts in the ruling party, has been elected unopposed since he is the only candidate. Later in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah are expected to deliver a speech as well as formally congratulating Mr Nadda on his elevation. 

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad spoke of Nadda's rise through the ranks and said he has always been an "inspiring" worker. Mr Prasad noted that the leader from Himachal Pradesh worked his way up as an "excellent" organisational leader, be it in the RSS students' wing ABVP or the BJP youth wing, and was also a successful health minister in the first Modi government. "He brings with him an enormous experience, be it as a party leader or administrator," Mr Prasad said, expressing confidence that Mr Nadda would consolidate the great successes the party achieved under Shah.

Mr Nadda, considered an affable and accessible politician, enjoys good rapport with all top party leaders. He is seen as seasoned organisation man, who was associated with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) from his college days before joining the youth wing of the BJP and rising through its ranks. Mr Nadda was also a cabinet minister in the BJP government both in Himachal Pradesh and at the Centre.

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I thank you for the love, trust, cooperation you have bestowed on me: JP Nadda
I thank you for the love, trust, cooperation you have bestowed on me. I thank everyone for what Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji and the party for believing in me for handling and taking forward the work of the world's largest party, JP Nadda said. 

Today, Lal Krishna Advani has come, Murli Manohar Joshi have come, and blessed me. I have worked under the leadership of both behing part of the youth morcha. PM Modi got me to Delhi and I am happy that I got to work with Amit Shah for a long time. 

Jan 20, 2020 17:14 (IST)
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JP Nadda ji is an old friend, colleague and under his guidance, BJP will  definitely move forward. A party worker walks ahead with the duties given to him and shoulders his responsibilities to the best of his abilities and I have seen Nadda ji doing that very well: PM Modi

Under his leadership, BJP will move ahead by by abiding its basic principles and ideologies. 
Jan 20, 2020 17:09 (IST)
JP Nadda is an old friend, should fulfill whatever he wants: PM Modi
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Jan 20, 2020 16:15 (IST)
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Union Home Minister and outgoing BJP President Amit Shah claps as Organisation Poll process incharge Radha Mohan Singh hands over the victory certificate to JP Nadda after he was elected as the next national President of the party.
Jan 20, 2020 14:37 (IST)
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JP Nadda will succeed Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who was at a helm for an eventful five-and-a-half years during which the party won its biggest majority in 2019 Lok Sabha election and expanded its footprint across the country.
Jan 20, 2020 13:39 (IST)
BJP Leaders Praise JP Nadda As He Prepares To Take Over As Party Chief

BJP leaders on Monday hailed JP Nadda for his "simplicity" and also his vast organisational experience to express confidence that the party will do well under him, as he appeared set to be the new national president of the party succeeding Amit Shah."
Jan 20, 2020 13:09 (IST)


JP Nadda enjoys the trust of both the PM and Mr Shah and is unlikely to face too tough a challenge as far as the BJP organization goes.
Jan 20, 2020 12:22 (IST)
JP Nadda was appointed as BJP working president last year


A veteran leader, JP Nadda is an old organizational work horse with strong RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh - the BJP's ideological mentor) roots.

He was MLA in Himachal Pradesh for three terms before he moved to the central government as cabinet minister from 1998 to 2003.

In June 2019, Mr Nadda's political stock soared as he was appointed as the working president of the BJP. Amit Shah remained BJP chief.
Jan 20, 2020 12:22 (IST)
JP Nadda was appointed as BJP working president last year


A veteran leader, JP Nadda is an old organizational work horse with strong RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh - the BJP's ideological mentor) roots.

He was MLA in Himachal Pradesh for three terms before he moved to the central government as cabinet minister from 1998 to 2003.

In June 2019, Mr Nadda's political stock soared as he was appointed as the working president of the BJP. Amit Shah remained BJP chief.
Jan 20, 2020 12:01 (IST)
JP Nadda enjoys trust of both PM Modi and Amit Shah


JP Nadda enjoys the trust of both the PM and Mr Shah and is unlikely to 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.
Jan 20, 2020 11:35 (IST)
BJP leader Narendra Tomar hailed Mr Nadda's expected elevation, saying he had vast organisational and administrative experience, and expressed confidence that the party would go from strength to strength under him, news agency PTI reported.
Jan 20, 2020 11:19 (IST)
PM Modi and new BJP president will hold meeting with CMs, deputy CMs of party-ruled states on Monday evening, news agency PTI reported, quoting its sources.
Jan 20, 2020 11:02 (IST)
Jan 20, 2020 10:41 (IST)
Top party leaders, including Union ministers and chief ministers of BJP-ruled states are expected to file nomination papers in support of Mr Nadda's candidature.
Jan 20, 2020 10:34 (IST)
The time for filing nomination for the post of BJP President is from 10 am to 12:30 pm. The scrutiny of the nominations will be done between 12:30 and 1:30 pm. Any withdrawal of candidature can be done between 1:30 and 2:30 pm.
Jan 20, 2020 10:34 (IST)

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Jan 20, 2020 10:32 (IST)
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Jan 20, 2020 10:31 (IST)
Sources say Mr Nadda's name will be proposed by the party's ex-chiefs and parliamentary board members, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari. The proposal will be seconded by other members of the BJP National Council.
Jan 20, 2020 10:31 (IST)
The BJP is expected to host a grand function at the central headquarters, which will be attended by all functionaries of the party. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah are expected to deliver a speech as well as formally congratulating Mr Nadda on his elevation.
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