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JP Nadda elected new BJP chief, takes over reins from Amit Shah

Jan 20, 2020 16:05 IST

BJP working President JP Nadda on Monday officially took over the reins of the party from Home Minister Amit Shah. Top party leaders, including Union ministers and ministers from different states, were present at the BJP headquarters to felicitate Nadda. Nadda took over, unopposed, after the BJP conducted an internal poll exercise in 21 states. His name was proposed by Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari. Nadda was appointed as the party's working president in July last year after then President Amit Shah took charge of the Home Ministry. Nadda will welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for the first time as the party chief, at the BJP's parliamentary meet, which will be attended by Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states.

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