JP Nadda is elected new BJP president

Delhi:  JAGAT Prakash Nadd was elected unopposed as the BJP’s national president on Monday, marking continuity with the current dispensation of the party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the party would “abide by its basic principles and ideologies” and cautioned that he would face “more challenges” from the Opposition.

“I am confident that under his (Nadda’s) leadership, the party will go ahead by abiding by its basic principles and ideologies. We will have to face more challenges in future than we faced as a political party in the Opposition, and we must be ready. Our target will be moulding our workers and taking India ahead as per the needs and desires of the nation,” Modi said at the party headquarters here.

Nadda, who was the only one in t

he fray, takes over from Amit Shah as the BJP’s 11th president.

Congratulating Nadda, Shah said that under the new BJP president and “guidance of Modi”, the party would grow even further. Shah too commented on Nadda’s “organisational skills and experience” and said the BJP “will set new records” under him. Under Nadda’s leadership, all BJP workers will continue to walk on the organisation’s path, Shah said.