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Elections for New BJP National President in December: JP Nadda

The elections of national council members will take place in December, followed by that of the party’s president.

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BJP working president JP Nadda on Thursday, 29 August said that elections to select the party’s new president would be held in December 2019.
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BJP working president JP Nadda on Thursday, 29 August said that elections to select the party’s new president would be held in December 2019.

"While the booth elections will be conducted from 10 October to 30 October, the district units elections will be held in November and state elections will be held thereafter," Nadda said in a press conference in Delhi, according to ANI.

The elections of national council members will take place in December, followed by the election of the party’s national president, he added, PTI reports said.

As Shah is the Union home minister now, there is a view within the BJP that he may make way for a new party chief.

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Nadda is seen as the likely choice for the top post, but he steered clear of the issue at the press conference, saying it will only be known during the organisational polls that who is chosen for the job, according to PTI.

Speaking at the press conference, Nadda said that with the membership drive held by the BJP, only seven countries had more people than the total number of BJP members.

The saffron party had set a target of adding 2.2 crore new members to its 11-crore membership reached in 2015, but surpassed the figure across the country, he added, according to PTI.

(With inputs from ANI and PTI.)

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