New Delhi : In a surprise decision , The BJP Parliamentary Board on Monday appointed Jagat Prakash Nadda as the party’s new working President . This was announced by former BJP president and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh after BJP’s highest decision making body’s meeting which was attended by Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi and Home Minister Sri. Amit Shah.
The choice of 59 year old JP Nadda , who was health Minister in the first Modi government , come as bit of surprise as the part had indicated last week that it could take a call on the issue after the membership drive and organizational elections in the state will be over after about six months.
Delhi: Senior BJP leaders present bouquets to JP Nadda at the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting being held at the BJP headquarters. pic.twitter.com/sgvmAx2tym
— ANI (@ANI) June 17, 2019
JP Nadda is a Brahmin and hails from Himachal Pradesh. Nadda stared political career with the ABVP in Patna. On a ticket of ABVP , he won election as Secretary in Patna University Students Union in 1977. Nadda was brought to the national team by Nitin Gadkari in 2010. JP Nadda was in-charge of Uttar Pradesh for the 2019 General Election, and the party performed impressively in the state restricting the Mahagatbandhan to 15 seats.
Shri @JPNadda is a diligent Karyakarta of the Party, who has risen through the ranks due to his hardwork and organisational skills. Humble and affable, he is widely respected across the BJP family. Congratulations to him on becoming the Working President of the Party. pic.twitter.com/PCV7ZXjxAN
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 17, 2019
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Source : ANI