Amit Shah set for 2nd term as BJP chief, Cong calls it ‘good omen’

  • ANI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 24, 2016 12:42 IST
BJP president Amit Shah is tipped to be re-elected as party chief on Sunday, January 24, 2016. (ANI)

The Congress has said that Amit Shah’s reappointment as the Bharatiya Janata Party president is a “good omen” and it would provide an opportunity for the Opposition to make a comeback.

Shah is tipped to be re-elected to the top party post on Sunday.

“There has been an internal friction and feeling of resentment within the BJP over Amit Shah. It is a good omen for the Congress and other opposition parties that a person like Amit Shah is reappointed as the national president of the BJP,” Congress leader Pramod Tiwari told ANI.

“Seeing the role played by him in the assembly elections in Delhi and Bihar, his appointment will provide a good opportunity for the Opposition, including the Congress to make a comeback,” he added.

Earlier, Shah arrived at the party headquarters in New Delhi to file his nomination papers. However, several posters congratulating Shah in anticipation of his unopposed election as the party president have been put up at several places.

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said under Shah’s extraordinary leadership, party which has become biggest party of world and will scale new heights.

Supporters of BJP president Amit Shah at the party headquarters in New Delhi on Sunday, January 24, 2016. (ANI)

Shah’s current tenure ended on Saturday and the new term would be his first full-term lasting three years. At present, he was completing the remaining tenure of former party president Rajnath Singh, who had demitted the post after joining the Union Cabinet as Home Minister in May 2014.

Under Shah’s leadership, the BJP scaled new heights by coming to power in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. However, the party had to face defeats in Delhi and Bihar assembly elections, triggering some rumblings in the BJP.

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