Amit Shah eligible for a second term irrespective of Bihar results: Rajnath Singh

Lauding Shah, Rajnath called BJP chief the ‘most capable organisers’ in their party

New Delhi: Echoing the views of his party colleague and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, senior leader Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that Amit Shah's "stewardship and effective leadership" make him eligible for a second term as BJP chief.

"It will be decided as and when the occasion comes. There will not be any problem," Naidu said when asked about his stand on Singh's comments that Shah will get a fresh term irrespective of the results of Bihar assembly polls.

"Amit Shah is doing a good job, wonderful job. He is one of the most capable organisers of the party. He is providing effective leadership," he told a press conference.

Singh and Naidu, both Unions Ministers, have held the posts of party president in the past.

Shah's current term ends in a couple of months.

In a media interview, the Home Minister had said Shah will get a fresh term irrespective of the Bihar election result, slated for November 8.

Shah had taken over from Singh in July 2014 following the spectacular victory of Narendra Modi-led BJP in which he had played a key role as a strategist and was credited with the party's stunning sweep of Uttar Pradedh, winning 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats.

Rajnath Singh had resigned in the middle of his term as he had joined the Union Council of Ministers.

Under Shah, BJP has won a number of state assembly elections, including Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Haryana, but suffered a big defeat in Delhi.

( Source : PTI )
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