New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi yesterday congratulated Amit Shah on being re-elected as the BJP president and said that his grassroot-level work and rich organisational experience will benefit the party vastly.
Bring it on: Amit Shah after his re-election as BJP chief at the party HQ in New Delhi. Pic/PTI
“Congratulations to Shri @AmitShah on being elected BJP president. I am confident the Party will scale newer heights under his leadership,” Modi tweeted, adding, “Amit Bhai combines grass roots-level work & rich organisational experience which will benefit the Party immensely. @AmitShah,” Shah was formally declared as the BJP president for the second consecutive term. The decision was announced at the party HQ in New Delhi.
Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, MoS for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and the CMs of the BJP-ruled states proposed Shah’s name 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.