Rajnath Singh was today unanimously elected the new president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), succeeding Nitin Gadkari who decided against a second term till he was cleared of alleged corruption charges.

Rajnath Singh is new BJP president
BJP's newly elected president Rajnath Singh (File pic)

A resolution supporting Rajnath Singh as party chief was unanimously adopted by the parliamentary board of the party, after which he filed his nomination papers.

The returning officer announced that 17 other nominations were also filed in Rajnath Singh's favour.