Former Union Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda has been made the working national president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The decision was taken at the BJP parliamentary board meeting on Monday evening.
Prime Minister Modi in a tweet said that he is confident that under the leadership of Amit Shah and JP Nadda, the BJP will continue winning people’s trust.
“I am confident that under the leadership of Shri @AmitShah and Shri @JPNadda, and powered by the hardwork of our Karyakartas, the BJP will continue winning people’s trust and serving our society. We remain committed to building a strong, developed and inclusive India,” Modi tweeted.
Union Minister Rajnath Singh, who made the announcement, said the decision was taken after Shah expressed that he was not able to devote time to the party as he was also looking after the home ministry and the party president’s post should be given to some other leader.
“The @BJP4India has won several elections under the leadership of party president Shri @AmitShah. After the Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi appointed him the Home Minister, Amitji himself had said that the responsibility of party president should be given to someone else,” Rajnath said in a tweet.
“Amit Shah will continue to be party chief and will likely see the party through assembly elections later this year,” Rajnath said.
“BJP Parliamentary board met today and it has selected Shri @JPNadda as the working president. He will remain the working president till the BJP’s membership drive& org. elections are over. Congratulations & best wishes to Naddaji for shouldering this new responsibility,” Rajnath added.