The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has extended the term of JP Nadda as the party president till June 2024. Nadda officially took over as the BJP chief on January 20, 2020; and his tenure was set to end this month.
The extension of Nadda's tenure is crucial in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2024. It is pertinent to mention here that the BJP has won key elections under Nadda.
Senior BJP leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced the one year extension of Nadda's term on Tuesday during the party's national executive meet in New Delhi.
Shah further said that the decision was taken unanimously. "We performed well in states such as Maharashtra and Bihar, and also made gains in West Bengal under Nadda," he said.
Earlier on Monday, the BJP president emphasised the importance of the electoral calendar for this year as nine Assembly elections will be held in 2023.
Addressing the BJP’s national executive meet on Monday, Nadda asked the party organisation to ensure the BJP's win in all the elections. The BJP chief also highlighted the representation to OBCs, SCs and STs in the country under BJP government.
The nine states which are going to polls this year are Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Telangana, Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram and Meghalaya.
Nadda's predecessor and current Home Minister Amit Shah had also earlier got an extension ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to spearhead the BJP's preparations for the general polls.