Amit Shah gets second term as BJP chief, Modi and Rajnath propose his name


BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday was re-elected as the saffron party chief.

Among those who had proposed his name are none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi and host of Union ministers including Rajnath Singh and chief ministers of BJP-ruled states. Shah received a huge response by his party workers when he reached the office at 11 Ashoka Road in New Delhi.

Among others who have proposed Shah’s name are Union minister Anant Kumar and J P Nadda, M Venkaiah Naidu, besides BJP chief ministers Vasundhara Raje, Raghubar Das, Shivraj Singh Chauhan and others.

Meanwhile the BJP on Sunday announced that its Parliamentary Board will meet on 28 January evening to welcome Shah into his new term.

Shah, a close confidant of Modi and someone who also hails from Gujarat had taken over as the party chief during midway of Rajnath Singh’s term after Singh joined the government as the Home Minister in May 2014.

Shah’s appointment as the party chief was also seen as the emergence of Gujarat clout over the national politics of BJP and the central government.