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BJP chief Amit Shah to hold party reins till December

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BJP chief Amit Shah to hold party reins till December

Amit Shah is likely to continue his term until December 2019, said sources in the party. The BJP may likely get a new president only in the beginning of 2020.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah will continue to hold the reins of the party for a few more months, sources in the BJP said amid speculations about who would be his successor.

Amit Shah is likely to continue his term until December 2019, said sources in the party. The party may likely get a new president only in the beginning of 2020.

The organisational elections within the party would decide who would be the Amit Shah's successor. In the meeting of chiefs and general secretaries of the party's state units, under the leadership of Amit Shah, the focus was to augment the party's membership by at least 20% in states where it is most needed.

Bhupendra Yadav, state in-charge for Bihar, said: "The focus is to intensify welcoming more members on the ground. Hence, Shivraj Chauhan, the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and a senior leader, has been chosen to lead the charge." Party sources said this exercise would at least take three months' time to move to its execution stage.

Sources said the party leaders feel strongly that the Assembly elections in Maharashtra, Haryana and Jharkhand should be fought under the leadership of Amit Shah after the resounding victory in the Lok sabha polls.