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Know Amit Shah - Narendra Modi's 'right- hand man' who is new president of BJP

India TV News Desk 27 Aug 2014, 7:49:55 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Finally, Amit Shah has been elected as the new President of the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).

Today his election as BJP president has been ratified by BJP national council at its day long meet in New Delhi.

Shah along with J P Nadda,were the front-runners for the president's post after Rajnath Singh joined the Narendra Modi led NDA government at the centre.

The outgoing president Rajnath Singh made the announcement in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, L K Advani,   Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Venkaiah Naidu, Ram Lal and Anant Kumar.

Amit Shah, in a sense, played the most crucial role in handing over a clear majority to Narendra Modi led BJP on its own. The BJP got 282 seats in 2014 Lok Sabha elections out of which 71 seats came from UP alone. The BJP's ally Apna Dal got two seats. So the BJP along with its ally Apna Dal got 73 seats from Uttar Pradesh. And Amit Shah was the master strategist for the party in the state.