J P Nadda Becomes New BJP National President; Takes Over From Union Home Minister Amit ShahNewly elected BJP president J P Nadda (Picture via Twitter)

Jagat Prakash Nadda, the current working president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was on Monday (20 January) officially elected as the national president of the party, News 18 reported.

The former union health minister has been the choice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for the top organisational post in the BJP.

As reported earlier, by 2.30 PM, the announcement came, bringing an end to Amit Shah era. J P Nadda won unopposed, sparking celebrations outside the BJP headquarters in New Delhi. The choice of the announcement date on ekadashi, was done keeping the auspiciousness in mind.

Amit Shah himself was among the people who proposed Nadda's name along with Nitin Gadkari and Rajnath Singh.

Soon after his appointment, BJP election returning officer Radha Mohan Singh told the media, "I announce J P Nadda as the new BJP President."

Soon after it, Shah was seen hugging Nadda - embodiment of the proximity the two share.

(With inputs from IANS)

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