Former Union Minister JP Nadda was named the BJP’s Working President ending weeks of speculation on whether Amit Shah, who was given charge of the home ministry, will retain both posts. Union Minister Rajnath Singh, who made the announcement, said the decision was taken after Mr Shah expressed an intention to step aside as it would not be possible to do justice to both roles.
For now, Mr Shah remains the party chief, but the workload will be shared with Mr Nadda.
“Since PM appointed him Home Minister, Amit Shah Ji himself said the responsibility of party president should be given to someone else,” Rajnath Singh 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. 2/2