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Amit Shah to be named BJP president today

New Delhi: BJP general secretary Amit Shah looks set to take over from Rajnath Singh as BJP president on Wednesday. Sources said senior party leaders, in consultation with the RSS leadership, have cleared Shah's name

India TV News Desk [ Updated: July 09, 2014 9:58 IST ]
amit shah to be named bjp president today
amit shah to be named bjp president today

New Delhi: BJP general secretary Amit Shah looks set to take over from Rajnath Singh as BJP president on Wednesday.


Sources said senior party leaders, in consultation with the RSS leadership, have cleared Shah's name as Singh's replacement and the formal announcement may be made on Wednesday.

Shah, party general secretary, is a confidant of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has worked closely with him in Gujarat.

He was handpicked to steer the party's election campaign in Uttar Pradesh which sends 80 MPs to the Lok Sabha. The BJP and its allies bagged 73 seats.

Shah, a former Gujarat Home Minister, will succeed the current BJP president and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Shah is expected to announce a new team which will include at least three general secretaries to replace Ananth Kumar, Dharmendra Pradhan and Thawarchand Gehlot, all of whom have been made Ministers.

The party will also have to nominate a team of spokespersons, with Nirmala Sitharaman and Prakash Javadekar also becoming Ministers.

The party's other spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi has also been elected MP from the New Delhi constituency.

A meeting of the BJP parliamentary board has been convened to ratify the decision.

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