JP Nadda's tenure as BJP president extended until June 2024; Amit Shah says, 'Will win bigger mandate...'
JP Nadda will lead the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during the Lok Sabha elections in 2024, following the footsteps of his predecessor Amit Shah, whose tenure was extended to allow him to lead the organisation during the 2019 elections.
Bharatiya Janata Party president JP Nadda's term was extended until June 2024 at the party's national executive meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, with Union Home Minister Amit Shah announcing that the party will win the 2024 Lok Sabha elections with a larger mandate than 2019.
"Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, a former party president like him, proposed extending Nadda's tenure until June of next year, which the executive unanimously approved," said Amit Shah.
The widely anticipated development underlines the party's preference for continuity as it prepares for the crucial Lok Sabha elections next year, slated for April-May.
"I express heartfelt gratitude to Naddaji on behalf of the party for his committed leadership and contributions and extend best wishes for his future term," said Shah.
JP Nadda will lead the party during the Lok Sabha elections in 2024, following the footsteps of his predecessor Shah, whose tenure was extended to allow him to lead the organisation during the 2019 elections.
Shah expressed confidence that the BJP, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief JD Nadda, will win a larger share of the vote than in the previous general election.
"The BJP has worked on the principle of 'Seva Hi Sangathan' from the booth to the national level throughout Nadda's leadership tenure," said Shah.
Noting that the party won many state assembly elections during Nadda's tenure, Shah added that the BJP won 73 assembly byelections out of 120 during his tenure. He added that the BJP performed well in Bihar and again formed the government in Maharashtra and Haryana under Nadda's leadership.
With JP Nadda as party president, the BJP won assembly elections in Assam, Manipur, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh, according to Shah, and it formed an independent government in Goa for the first time.
On January 20, 2020, JP Nadda was elected BJP president for three years.
(With inputs from PTI)