Former Health Minister J.P. Nadda appointed as BJP’s working president
The BJP’s parliamentary board, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday declared former Union Minister J.P. Nadda the party’s working president, after the incumbent Amit Shah joined the Union Cabinet.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh made the announcement after a meeting of the board here.
This is the first time the BJP has appointed a working president.
Mr. Nadda, 58, who was born in Patna, hails from Himachal Pradesh. He became president of the BJP Yuva Morcha at the age of 31. He served as a Minister in the Himachal Pradesh government, under Prem Kumar Dhumal, between 2008 and 2010. He became Health Minister in the first government of Mr. Modi in 2014 and was put in charge of Uttar Pradesh during the 2019 election, in which the BJP bagged 62 seats and improved its vote share to over 50%.