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JP Nadda elected unopposed as national president of BJP

DNA logo DNA 20-01-2020 (DNA Web Desk)

Former Union minister JP Nadda was on Monday elected as the national president of the BJP.  top organisational post unopposed. 

New BJP President JP Nadda © Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times New BJP President JP Nadda

The announcement of the next national president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the successor of Amit Shah, is expected to be made today.  Nadda is likely to file his nomination for the top post on January 20. 

According to the BJP constitution, the election to the national president is held after 50% of states have conducted organisational elections. 

According to sources, some states asked the central leadership for more time to hold elections as a period between December 15, 2019, and January 14, 2020, was not auspicious. 

By January 18, almost 80% of the state units were expected to complete the process. 

Radha Mohan Singh, in charge of the BJP's organisational poll process, said that nominations for the election to the top party post will be filed on January 20.

The election will take place the next day if required, he said. 

Some of the party's top leaders, including Union ministers, will file nominations in support of Nadda's candidature on Monday, sources said. 

It is expected that Prime Minister Narendra Modi; Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, and Nitin Gadkari; chief ministers of BJP-ruled states and state unit presidents of the party will be present.

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