New Delhi : With Amit Shah’s re-election as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president, senior party leaders today expressed hope and confidence that the combination of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the former would do wonders for the nation.
Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu lavished praise on ‘most able person and good strategist’ Shah and said that the BJP would under his leadership get success in the upcoming elections.
“He is the most able person and a good strategist. Above all, he is committed to our ideology and is always on the move to take the message of the party to all the nook and corner of the society. Under his leadership, we have recorded notable leadership. In his leadership, the party will march forward and reach those states where earlier the BJP did not have influence,” Naidu said.
“The combination of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah will do wonders in the coming years. I am sure that he will get the needed success in the coming elections,” he added.
Echoing similar sentiments, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that Shah’s able leadership would help the party in achieving new heights of success.
“BJP is the only party of India wherein there is political democracy. The elections take place for the president’s post after every three years. Amit Shah has been fulfilling his responsibilities for last one and a half year. This time a unanimous decision was made to elect him as the party president for the next three years,” Singh said.
“I am very confident that the BJP will scale new heights of success under Shah’s able leadership,” he added.
52-year-old Shah was on Sunday formally declared as the BJP president for the second consecutive term. The decision in this regard was announced at the party headquarters here.
Prime Minister Modi, Rajnath Singh, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda, M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and the Chief Ministers of the BJP-ruled states proposed Shah’s name for the presidential candidature after he filed his nomination papers.
However, BJP veterans Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, who are also the members of the party’s ‘margdarshak mandal’, were not present at the party headquarters, thus giving an opportunity to the Opposition to target the saffron party on its internal friction.
Shah’s current tenure ended on Saturday and the new term would be his first full-term lasting three years. At present, he was completing the remaining tenure of former party president Rajnath Singh, who had demitted the post after joining the Union Cabinet as Home Minister in May 2014.
Under Shah’s leadership, the BJP scaled new heights by coming to power in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. However, the party had to face defeats in Delhi and Bihar assembly elections. (ANI)