The low-profile leader from Himachal Pradesh was in the reckoning for the top post of the BJP after it came to power in 2014. But Amit Shah, with a stellar performance in Uttar Pradesh under his belt, was instead preferred for the post. He has been a member of the BJP parliamentary board — the highest decision-making body of the party and also a member of the central election committee that takes final decision for both Lok Sabha and Assembly polls.
Nadda also worked for BJP in the 2019 general elections in UP in close coordination with former Gujarat BJP minister Gordhan Zadaphia, and managed to amass 64 seats for the NDA.
He started his political career with the ABVP in Patna where his father was serving as the vice-chancellor of the Patna University. In 2014, Nadda was set to replace the then president Rajnath Singh, whom the party wanted to bring into the government fold, in a bid to avoid two power centers. A reluctant Rajnath Singh gave in to the organisation’s demands, but it was Amit Shah who replaced him instead of Nadda.
“I am confident that under the leadership of Shri Amit Shah and Shri JP Nadda and powered by the hardwork of our Karyakartas, the BJP will continue winning people’s trust and serving our society. We remain committed to building a strong, developed and inclusive India,” PM Modi Tweeted.