Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) working president Jagat Prakash Nadda (left) greets a supporter at the party headquarters in New Delhi on June 18, 2019. (MONEY SHARMA / AFP)
NEW DELHI - India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said on Tuesday that the party chief Jagat Prakash Nadda will continue to head the party until June next year.
The announcement was made by BJP's senior strategist Amit Shah on the second day of the national executive meeting of BJP.
"The BJP national executive unanimously decided to extend party president JP Nadda's term till June 2024," Shah told a press conference.
Shah expressed confidence that under Nadda's leadership, the party would achieve a bigger mandate in the 2024 general election than 2019
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The term of Nadda, who took over the BJP's top post from Shah in 2020, was scheduled to end in January this year.
Shah said under Nadda, BJP had the highest strike rate in the last Bihar local elections, won Maharashtra with National Democratic Alliance constituent Shiv Sena in the last state poll, got re-elected in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Assam, Manipur, Goa and recently in Gujarat.
Shah expressed confidence that under Nadda's leadership, the party would achieve a bigger mandate in the 2024 general election than 2019.
"We are confident that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Nadda, the party will win 2024 Lok Sabha polls with bigger mandate than 2019," Shah said.