Shah’s reappointment as BJP president a ‘good omen’: Congress

New Delhi, Jan.24 (ANI): The Congress Party on Sunday dubbed Amit Shah’s reappointment as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president a ‘good omen’ and said that it would provide an opportunity for the Opposition to make a comeback.

“There has been an internal friction and feeling of resentment within the BJP over Amit Shah. It is a good omen for the Congress and other opposition parties that a person like Amit Shah is reappointed as the national president of the BJP,” Congress leader Pramod Tiwari told ANI.

“Seeing the role played by him in the assembly elections in Delhi and Bihar, his appointment will provide a good opportunity for the Opposition, including the Congress to make a comeback,” he added.

Despite drawing flak from several quarters for poll debacles in Delhi and Bihar, the incumbent BJP president is tipped to be re-elected unopposed to the top post today.

Almost all BJP-ruled state chief ministers, senior party leaders and union ministers are likely to join Shah during the filling of his papers. However, several posters congratulating Shah in anticipation of his unopposed election as the party president have been put up at several places.

Shah’s current tenure ended on Saturday and the new term would be his first full-term lasting three years. At present, he was completing the remaining tenure of former party president Rajnath Singh, who had demitted the post after joining the Union Cabinet as Home Minister in May 2014.

Under Shah’s leadership, the BJP scaled new heights by coming to power in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. However, the party had to face defeats in Delhi and Bihar assembly elections, triggering some rumblings in the BJP. (ANI)

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