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Amit Shah re-elected as BJP President

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Published on 24 Jan 2016 7:55 AM GMT

Amit Shah re-elected as BJP President
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NEW DELHI: Amit Shah was relected as Bharatiya Janata Party President for the second time unopposed on Sunday.

Celebrations broke out at the BJP office today long before Amit Shah's expected re-election as party president in a process that is widely seen as a formality.

His name was proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and several BJP chief ministers. Shah's re-election will set the stage for a number of big decisions by the party and the government, including an expected cabinet reshuffle.

Shah was greeted by dancing, drumbeats and a large crowd as he arrived at the party headquarters.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his tweet said,"Amit Bhai combines grassroot-level work & rich organisational experience which will benefit the Party immensely."

Member of Parliament and Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also greeted Shah and in his tweet he mentioned,"Congratulations to "Man of Mission & Action" @AmitShah for being elected BJP national president. He expanded party's social base tirelessly." In his second tweet he said that, "Its possible in BJP only, a common worker can become party president.Congratulations to Amit Shah who has effective organisational skills."

This will be Mr Shah's first full term. The 51-year-old, seen as a close confidante of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, took charge as BJP chief in July 2014, midway during the tenure of Rajnath Singh who joined the government as Home Minister.

PM Modi will host dinner tonight for party leaders including Mr Shah.

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