After seven months of becoming a working President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Jagat Prakash Nadda is all set to fill in the highly-successful Amit Shah’s shoes as the new President of the party in the centre.
Nadda has filed for the post early told and will, as per the resources, unopposedly elected to power. Nadda, who has been a member of the Himachal Pradesh legislative assembly thrice in 1993, 1998, and 2007, emerged as the first choice for the vacant BJP President post after July Lok Sabha elcetion.
Within the party post the 2014 Lok Sabha election, BJP ministers would have been ok if Nadda were elected as the President of BJP over Shah. However, when the post didn’t fall inNadda’s kitty, he didn’t protest.
The post of the BJP President after Amit Shah left it to become the Home Minister has been lying vacant in the BJP office.
Nadda is dear to BJP because of his role in the 2019 Lok Sabha election. You may not have heard much about him as the 59-year-old maintains a low profile and is a man of ideology. The soothing effect of Himachal Pradesh where he was born? Maybe.
Nadda in the 2019 election has been a part of election campaigns in Uttar Pradesh. The challenge was against the grand alliance of the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). Nevertheless, the party managed to win 62 out of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh. And this seems his reward.
Nadda was also a part of BJP’s cabinet of ministers in Modi 1.0. Nadda had joined the politics in 2010 when then BJP President Nitin Gadkari appointed him as the General secretary. Later he became a member of Rajya Sabha in 2012 and has been working as the Health minister under Modi from 2014 to 2019.
Nadda hails from a Brahmin family from Himachal Pradesh, and got his initial lessons in politics as a student leader of the ABVP. He did his schooling from St. Xavier’s School, Patna, while he did his B.A. from Patna College, Patna University and LL.B. from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.