BJP leader Amit Shah announced that current party chief Jagat Prakash Nadda will remain in his position until June of next year, despite his term originally set to end in January. This extension comes due to the upcoming state elections in the current year and the general election in 2024.
“The decision to extend party president JP Nadda’s term until June 2024 was made unanimously by the BJP national executive,” said Amit Shah at a press conference. He added, “We are certain that with the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Nadda, the BJP will secure an even greater mandate in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections than in 2019.”
BJP leaders concur that Mr. Nadda has the support of Prime Minister Modi, and his successful performance has led the party to decide on extending his term.
Today, Mr. Shah highlighted the fact that the BJP had won several state elections under Mr. Nadda’s leadership, expressing confidence that the party would achieve an even greater mandate in 2024 than it did in 2019. He also praised Mr. Nadda’s leadership during the pandemic, stating that he successfully connected the party organization with serving the people.
Besides, caste equations are also in favor of Mr. Nadda.
According to sources, the BJP constitution allows for a party president to hold two consecutive terms of three years each. Additionally, the process for electing a national president can begin after organizational elections have been held in at least 50% of the state units.
Yesterday, Mr. Nadda emphasized that party leaders must work towards ensuring victory in all nine state assembly elections scheduled for this year. Prime Minister Modi is expected to present the political strategy for the party during the conclusion of the meeting this evening, which is being attended by union ministers, state chief ministers, and approximately 350 leaders from across the country.