Amit Shah replaces Amit Shah for now, new BJP chief likely by next year

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Amit Shah replaces Amit Shah for now, new BJP chief likely by next year

Sources have suggested Union home minister Amit Shah will continue as BJP president for now. Amit Shah is likely to continue as BJP president till the 2019 assembly elections are over.

Amid speculations over who will take the reigns of the Bharatiya Janata Party, sources have suggested that current BJP chief Amit Shah will continue in the position for now.

According to sources, Amit Shah will remain BJP president till the forthcoming state assembly polls are over i.e. December 2019.

The BJP will likely get a new president by the start of next year.

On Thursday, Amit Shah had called a meeting of the national office bearers of the party in New Delhi. The meet was attended by the general secretaries and presidents of the BJP's state units.

Amit Shah, called the modern day Chanakya for his ability to secure massive wins for the BJP, is expected to lead the party in the crucial Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand and Maharashtra assembly polls which will be conducted in the second half of 2019.

It is only after these assembly polls that the process of organisational elections will start within the BJP.

In Thursday's meeting, the party's prime focus was on launching a membership drive. The BJP expects to increase its membership by 20 per cent before the upcoming assembly polls.

BJP has 11 crore members at present and is aiming to increase it by 20 per cent.

Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who is also a vice-president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is likely to head the membership drive and will be assisted by several office-bearers of the saffron party.

Addressing a press conference, BJP's general secretary Bhupender Yadav shared the details of Amit Shah's speech in the meeting.

Bhupender Yadav said that Amit Shah told the organisational office bearers that "the party has still not peaked in terms of its electoral performance despite winning the highest ever 303 seats in 2019".

The party's reach is needed to be further expanded to new regions and sections of the society, Bhupender Yadav said quoting Amit Shah.

Attributing the party's success in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls to party workers, Bhupender Yadav said Amit Shah credited the hard work of the crores of party supporters for the BJP getting more than 50 per cent vote share in 220 seats.