JP Nadda on track to win BJP president post, say party sources; nominations, polling for job likely on 20 Jan

The nominations for the election to the post of the BJP national president will be filed on 20 January, and polling, if required, will take place the next day, the party announced on Friday.

Press Trust of India January 17, 2020 21:08:32 IST
JP Nadda on track to win BJP president post, say party sources; nominations, polling for job likely on 20 Jan
  • The elevation of BJP working president JP Nadda to the top party post is all but certain as he is likely to be elected unopposed

  • He will succeed Amit Shah

  • The BJP's constitution stipulates that its national president can be elected after at least half of the total state units

New Delhi: The nominations for the election to the post of the BJP national president will be filed on 20 January, and polling, if required, will take place the next day, the party announced on Friday.

JP Nadda on track to win BJP president post say party sources nominations polling for job likely on 20 Jan

BJP working president JP Nadda being garlanded during Abhinandan Yatra, in Kolkata. PTI

The elevation of BJP working president JP Nadda to the top party post is all but certain as he is likely to be elected unopposed, party sources have said. He will succeed Amit Shah.

Senior BJP leader Radha Mohan Singh, who is in charge of the organisational election process, announced the schedule after the party's internal poll exercise was completed in 21 of the BJP's 36 state and Union territory units.

The BJP's constitution stipulates that its national president can be elected after at least half of the total state units have completed their organisational election exercise.

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