Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary Amit Shah may be named the next party president by the end of this week, reports said on Thursday.
Shah will succeed Rajnath Singh, now the Home Minister in the Narendra Modi government.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh senior leadership met in Chittor, Rajasthan, on Wednesday to discuss the issue. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat`s decision will be considered final.
Besides Shah, Bharatiya Janata Party general secretaries Jagat Prakash Nadda (Himachal Pradesh) and P Muralidhar Rao (Andhra Pradesh), and party leader Om Mathur (Rajasthan) were considered for the post.
Shah, 50, an accused in the Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case, is a close aide of Modi.
A section of BJP leaders acknowledge his contribution in ensuring a huge number of Lok Sabha seats for the party in the 2014 General Elections.
Nothing deterred the Gujarat strategist from scripting major victory for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha polls.
Shah, a former Gujarat minister of state for home, has not only successfully enlivened a moribund organisation but also shored up enough numbers from the state to ensure that Modi moves from being the Gujarat CM to the next occupant of 7, Race Course Road, the prime minister`s official residence in New Delhi. Many attribute his ability to deliver to his innings as an organisation man in Gujarat, where he successfully spearheaded campaigns for the state BJP for three successive elections.
Very hard-working and with an amazing intuitive power, Shah is called by state BJP chief Laxmikant Bajpai as a "modern-day leader who can connect the dotted lines on the political landscape" and deliver an amazing, tailormade kit to the party. "He understands the polity so well that he has answers to almost every question of the workers and is indeed a master strategist," Bajpai had earlier told a news agency.