BJP President Election 2020 HIGHLIGHT: We aren’t going to stop, says JP Nadda after taking over as party chief

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Updated:Jan 20, 2020 6:37:31 pm

BJP National President Election 2020 Live Updates: It was almost certain that JP Nadda would be elected as the new president unopposed. He succeeded Amit Shah who had been heading party since August 2014.

BJP president election JP Nadda set to take over Amit Shah as BJP president.

BJP National President Election 2020 HIGHLIGHT: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) working president JP Nadda was today elected unopposed as the new national president of the party. BJP National Election Officer Radha Mohan Singh declared JP Nadda unopposed as the National President for the year 2019-22. It was almost certain that Nadda would be elected as the new president unopposed. He succeeded Amit Shah who had been heading party since August 2014. Top party leaders including central ministers, ministers from states were present at the BJP headquarters to file nominations in support of Nadda. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah are expected to deliver a speech at the party office after Nadda’s elevation. Nadda’s name was proposed by the party’s ex-chiefs and parliamentary board members Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari. The proposal will be seconded by other members of the BJP National Council.

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    17:26 (IST)20 Jan 2020
    We aren't going to stop, says JP Nadda after taking over as BJP President

    JP Nadda after taking over as BJP President: "Today, we're the world's largest party that is in power in India. We have the highest number of MPs and MLAs in the country. We aren't going to stop at this. There are some states left and we will make sure we reach them as well."

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    17:20 (IST)20 Jan 2020
    A simple worker like me can become president, it's the speciality of BJP: JP Nadda

    BJP President JP Nadda: A simple worker like me, who didn't have a political background, who hails from a remote place in Himachal Pradesh - if someone like me is being given this responsibility then it is the specialty of BJP and it is possible only in BJP."

    17:02 (IST)20 Jan 2020
    We're here to serve mother India for long time: PM Modi at BJP HQ

    "It has been BJP's specialty to run its proceedings democratically. We're not here for a short while, we're here to serve mother India for a long time. BJP has widened its reach under Shri Amit Shah's tenure as National President of the party: PM Modi

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    16:50 (IST)20 Jan 2020
    PM Modi congratulates JP Nadda

    PM Modi on JP Nadda's election as BJP chief: "Be it as a young Party Karyakarta, MLA, Minister in Himachal Pradesh or Organisational duties at the Centre, MP and Union Minister, @JPNadda Ji has added value to any responsibility he has held. I'm sure BJP will scale newer heights during his Presidency. Congratulations to Shri @JPNadda Ji on being elected @BJP4India President. Wishing him the very best for his tenure. Nadda Ji is a dedicated and disciplined Karyakarta who has worked for years to strengthen the party at the grassroots. His affable nature is also known to all."

    16:19 (IST)20 Jan 2020
    PM Modi arrives at BJP headquarter

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at party headquarter to attend the facilitation programme  of BJP National President Jagat Prakash Nadda. Senior leaders LK Advani, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, and Nitin Gadkari are also present at the party headquarters. 

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    15:40 (IST)20 Jan 2020
    WATCH: JP Nadda takes over as BJP chief

    Jagat Prakash Nadda takes over as National President of Bharatiya Janata Party after being elected unopposed.

    15:06 (IST)20 Jan 2020
    Amit Shah congratulates JP Nadda

    Outgoing president Amit Shah congratulates JP Nadda after the latter was elected unopposed as the party chief for the three-year term. Nadda had been serving as the party's working president.

    14:52 (IST)20 Jan 2020
    Radha Mohan Singh declared Nadda unopposed as BJP President

    Under the BJP's organizational election, the party's National Election Officer Radha Mohan Singh declared JP Nadda unopposed as the BJP National President for the year 2019-22. 

    14:50 (IST)20 Jan 2020
    JP Nadda elected as new BJP chief

    Jagat Prakash Nadda elected unopposed as the National President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He succeeded Amit Shah as party chief.  

    14:11 (IST)20 Jan 2020
    PM Modi, new BJP president to meet party CMs, deputy CMs

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and J P Nadda, who is set to be elected BJP president, will hold a meeting with chief ministers and deputy chief ministers of party-ruled states on Monday evening. The meeting will follow the formal announcement of Nadda as the new national president of the Bharatiya Janata Party. The leader from Himachal Pradesh is set to be elected unopposed to the top party post, succeeding Amit Shah.

    13:14 (IST)20 Jan 2020
    JP Nadda's role in Uttar Pradesh during 2019 Lok Sabha elections

    In the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha election, JP Nadda was in-charge of the BJP's election campaign in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, where the party faced a tough challenge from the grand alliance of the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). The party won 62 out of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh. Having risen through the saffron ranks, Nadda has long been a member of the BJP parliamentary board, its highest decision making body. He had served as a minister in the first Modi government.

    11:45 (IST)20 Jan 2020
    JP Nadda reached BJP HQ

    BJP's working president JP Nadda reaches party headquarters. He is all set to be elected as the new BJP president.

    11:26 (IST)20 Jan 2020
    JP Nadda leaves from his residence for BJP HQ

    JP Nadda and his wife Mallika Nadda leave from their residence for BJP headquarters, where the process of nomination for party national president is to begin shortly.

    11:13 (IST)20 Jan 2020
    PM Modi to felicitate JP Nadda latest today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will felicitate the newly elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President, later today at the party headquarters. JP Nadda is all set to be elected as the new BJP president unopposed.

    11:03 (IST)20 Jan 2020
    Amit Shah, Rajnath, Gadkari arrive at BJP office

    Top BJP leader including party's outgoing president Amit Shah has reached the BJP headquarters. Former presidents Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari are likely to propose Nadda's name for the president post.

    10:56 (IST)20 Jan 2020
    Confident that JP Nadda Ji will be elected as BJP president: Rajnath Singh

    Former BJP chief and Union Minister Rajnath Singh arrived at the BJP HQ. He said, "I am confident that JP Nadda Ji will be elected as the national president of the party."

    10:54 (IST)20 Jan 2020
    Amit Singh heading BJP since August 2014

    Amit Shah had taken over from Rajnath Singh as BJP chief in August 2014 and was elected for three years in January 2015. In 2018, BJP postponed organisational elections as the Lok Sabha polls were only months away and Shah was asked to continue as party chief. 

    10:30 (IST)20 Jan 2020
    BJP president election: Who is JP Nadda?

    JP Nadda hails from Himachal Pradesh. He was the Minister of Health and Family Welfare in the previous Modi government between November 2014 and May 2019. He was a minister in Prem Kumar Dhumal’s ministry and moved to Delhi as national general secretary ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

    10:26 (IST)20 Jan 2020
    JP Nadda to succeed Amit Shah

    Nadda, 59, was appointed as the working president of the Bharatiya Janta Party in June 2019 after party president Amit Shah joined the Modi government. Shah had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June requesting that his job of party chief be given to someone else as he had responsibilities of being Home Minister to fulfill.

    10:14 (IST)20 Jan 2020
    BJP president election: What BJP constitution says

    According to the BJP's constitution, party's national president can be elected after at least half of the total state units have completed their organisational election exercise. The party said that the exercise has been completed in 21 of the BJP’s 36 state and Union Territory units.

    09:46 (IST)20 Jan 2020
    JP Nadda likely to be elected unopposed

    The BJP has the convention of electing its president with consensus and without any contest, and there is little possibility that it will be any other way this time.

    08:58 (IST)20 Jan 2020
    BJP president election: Nomination to begin at 10 AM

    The communique released by the BJP said the nomination process for the post of BJP president will begin at 10 AM and will go on till 12.30 PM. For the next hour, the filed nomination papers will be examined and another one hour till 2.30 PM will be provided to withdraw nominations, if any candidate wishes to.

    08:57 (IST)20 Jan 2020
    BJP president election today

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will elect its new president on Monday. Party's working president JP Nadda is all set to be elected as the new president of the party.

    Amit Shah had taken over from Rajnath Singh as BJP chief in August 2014. He was elected for three years in January 2015. In 2018, the Bharatiya Janatya Party postponed organisational elections as the Lok Sabha polls were only months and Amit Shah was asked to continue as party chief. After general elections in 2019, JP Nadda was appointed as the BJP's working president.
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