New Delhi: Amit Shah re-elected as the BJP President in the presence of a large gathering of top leaders.
“There was no other nomination because there was a consensus in the party,” Home Minister Rajnath Singh told reporters, refusing to comment on Mr Advani and Mr Joshi’s absence.
Amit Shah, seen as a close confidante of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the only leader in the race and his re-election was widely seen as just formality. In July 2014, BJP’s Central Parliamentary Board unanimously approved Amit Shah’s appointment as the President of the party, midway during the tenure of Rajnath Singh who joined the government as Home Minister. As a prominent politician, he receives Z plus security Cover from Government.
PM Shri Narendra Modi tweet “Congratulations to Shri AmitShah on being elected BJP president. I am confident the Party will scale newer heights under his leadership.”
Congratulations to Shri @AmitShah on being elected BJP president. I am confident the Party will scale newer heights under his leadership.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 24, 2016
Under his leadership, BJP achieved success in Legislative Assembly elections in Maharashtra, Haryana and Jammu & Kashmir, but lost the elections in Delhi and Bihar.
Earlier: Amit Shah (born 22 October 1964) was elected as an MLA from Sarkhej in four consecutive elections: 1997 (by-election), 1998, 2002 and 2007. He is a close associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and held a number of portfolios in the state government during Modi’s tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat. He is the MLA from Naranpura, winning the constituency with the second-largest margin of victory in the 2012 elections.
Shah was the BJP’s in-charge for India’s largest and most politically crucial state, Uttar Pradesh, during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP and its allies swept the entire state, registering their best ever performance, by winning 73 out of 80 seats. As a result, Shah rose to national prominence and was appointed as the party’s national president in July 2014.
Amit Shah started his political career as a leader of the student wing of the RSS, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, in 1983. He joined BJP in 1986, one year before Modi joined the party. He became an activist of BJP’s youth wing Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) in 1987. He then gradually rose in the BJYM hierarchy, holding various posts including that of ward secretary, taluka secretary, state secretary, vice-president, and general secretary. He campaigned for Lal Krishna Advani in Gandhinagar during the 1991 Lok Sabha elections.
Amit Shah re-elected President of BJP: Celebration rang out in BJP is written by Vivek Sharma
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