New Delhi: The BJP today declared Amit Shah as the new president of the party with immediate effect.
The outgoing president Rajnath Singh made the announcement in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, L K Advani, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Venkaiah Naidu, Ram Lal and Anant Kumar.
Rajnath Singh said that BJP parliamentary board has accepted his resignation from the party president’s post. He said that the parliamentary board has decided to hand over the reins of the party to Amit Shah.
Rajnath Singh had taken over as the president of the party on 23 January 2013. He played a crucial role in getting Narendra Modi declared as the Prime ministerial candidate of the BJP.
The new BJP president Amit Shah is known as the right-hand man of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.