BJP to elect its new president in December

Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: August 30, 2019 13:52 IST
BJP to elect its new president in December

BJP Working President JP Nadda on Thursday said elections for the party president's post will take place in December. He also informed that its organisational elections at the booth, district and state-level will begin in October.

Nadda was elected as working president in June to reportedly help President Amit Shah manage party affairs and prepare for upcoming assembly elections in Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Haryana.

The tenure of current BJP president Amit Shah, who is also the home minister, is expected to end in December. BJP to add seven crore, new members, taking total membership to 18 crores, said the party's working president J.P. Nadda.

Nadda also said that in the recently concluded nationwide membership drive, the ruling party had made 7 crore new members. The membership drive was started in Varanasi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 6 July.

“There has been an increase of at least 50% of members in every state. Our target for West Bengal was initially 60 lakhs, but we managed to induct 1 crore people," Nadda added. Nadda is the frontrunner to become the next BJP president.