Rajnath unanimously elected BJP chief
New Delhi, Jan 23: Senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh has been elected unopposed as the new president of the BJP till 2015.
The 61-year-old will lead the party, amidst inner dissent, to battle against the Congress in the coming round of Assembly polls to be followed by next year's general election.
Singh was chosen for the BJP's top post after several senior leaders objected to a second consecutive term for Nitin Gadkari.
Wilting under tremendous pressure exerted by his party leaders led by veteran L K Advani, he relented on Tuesday evening and announced that he would not seek re-election. Even the persistent pressure exerted by the RSS top brass could not save the day for him.
"Yes, the dissidents have won. Gadkari did the right thing when he saw that there was no unanimity over his candidacy. Now there should be no dissenting voice on this at least," a senior RSS leader M G Vaidya said.
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