Amit Shah set for second term as BJP chief

Amit Shah set for second term as BJP chief

Amit Shah’s second term as BJP president will be formalised on January 24, with the party putting out presidential poll schedule notification on Wednesday.

Shah, who became party chief on July 9, 2014, after Rajnath Singh was drafted into the Modi government as Union home minister, will get a three-year full term after his coronation on Sunday.

He will be entitled to another tenure in 2019 due to the party constitution amended in 2013 to give second tenure to then president Nitin Gadkari. But, Gadkari, who is now Union minister for transport, could not avail it owing to a controversy surrounding his business links and Rajnath took over the top post.

A day before the election, the BJP has called a meeting of office bearers and parliamentary board followed by dinner at 11, Ashoka Road party headquarters.

As per the notification, the nominations for the post of the party president would be accepted on January 24 between 10 am to 1 pm and the scrutiny will also take place the same day. If there is more than one nomination, which would be of Shah, then the election would be held the next day.

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