Amit Shah to be formally appointed as BJP president

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Formal appointment of Amit Shah as Prez
New Delhi, Aug 9: Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah will be formally appointed as the party president in the day-long national council meeting to be held on Saturday.

This is the first meeting of the party's national council after BJP's victory in the recent Lok Sabha polls.

The national council meet will discuss the roadmap of the BJP-led NDA government and initiatives taken by it so far. Political resolutions on political and economic issues will also be adopted during the national council meet.

The meeting is scheduled to take place at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and around 2500 party workers are expected to attend it.

Shah had succeeded former party chief Rajnath Singh on July 9 after he joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet.

He is credited with scripting BJP's stunning victory in key state of Uttar Pradesh in Lok Sabha elections that helped BJP get an absolute majority of its own and was rewarded with party chief's post.

50-year-old Shah, the closest aide of PM Modi, was unanimously appointed to the top party post in BJP at its parliamentary board meeting on July 9.

After the ratification of his appointment, Shah will form his new team that will lead the party. Sources say the new team will include a number of young leaders as the party wants to focus on strengthening the bond with voters and the common man while preparing for coming assembly elections in various states.

The national council meeting has been organized in Delhi in view of the ongoing parliament session that is expected to end on August 14.

Modi and veteran BJP leader LK Advani will be present during the meeting and address the party workers.

Senior party leaders including Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and chief ministers of BJP-ruled states will also be present.

With PTI inputs

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