The term of the current National President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) JP Nadda is ending in January 2023. Nadda took over as the party’s full-time national president on 20 January 2020. Nadda was made the party’s national working president in July 2019 after the then national president Amit Shah became the home minister after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, a few months after he was unanimously elected the party’s national president for a three-year term. .
In such a situation, the round of discussions about the new president has started in the BJP because according to the BJP constitution, there is a detailed process of selecting the new national president of the party. According to the constitution of the BJP, the election of the national president can be conducted only after the organization is elected in at least 50 percent of the states.
The procedure for the election of the National President has been described in Article 19 of the Constitution of BJP. According to this, arrangements have been made to elect the national president of the party by an electoral college consisting of members of the party’s national council and state council. The National President of the party can become a person who has been an active member of the party for at least four terms and has been a member of the party for a minimum period of 15 years.
The name of a leader who has the qualifications for the post of National President can be proposed by any 20 members of the electoral college, but this joint proposal must also come from at least five states where elections to the National Council have been held.
The term of the president has been mentioned in Article 21 of the party’s constitution. According to this, any person can remain the President of BJP only for two terms of three years each. The constitutional amendment was made to make Nitin Gadkari the president again for the second consecutive term for three years in the BJP, but due to the controversy, Gadkari could not become the president of the party again in 2013.
Nadda may get extension
According to the BJP constitution, the process for the selection of the party’s national president starts several months in advance, so at the moment it is believed that Nadda may get an extension. A solid reason is also being told behind this.
In fact, at the end of this year, besides Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Modi and Amit Shah, assembly elections are to be held in JP Nadda’s home state Himachal Pradesh. Legislative Assembly elections are to be held in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Telangana, Rajasthan, Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland in the next year i.e. 2023. At the same time, Lok Sabha elections are also to be held in the month of April-May in 2024. That is, the party has to contest the elections continuously for the next one and a half years and in the present system, there is a great coordination and coordination between the government and the organization.
Therefore, party sources are telling that it is more likely that Nadda should be allowed to continue till the crucial assembly elections of 2023 or the Lok Sabha elections to be held in 2024 without making any major changes in the present system of the party. . Meanwhile, Nadda’s activism also seems to have increased a lot and he is also visiting the states continuously.
Although this extension will be temporary till the 2024 Lok Sabha elections or he will be re-elected as the national president for a full term of three years, the picture is not clear at the moment. Let us tell you that, earlier in 2019, the tenure of the then National President Amit Shah was extended in a similar way in view of the Lok Sabha elections to be held in April-May 2019.