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Amit Shah could stay as BJP president till December, hints BJP

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BJP on Thursday dropped hints that Shah could stay as till December.

Despite the massive mandate it achieved to form the government for the second time, Shah told party leaders that BJP has not reached its peak even after getting 303 seats in the Lok Sabha.

"The party will first go for the membership drive. Organizational elections will happen only after that," told reporters at the party headquarters while briefing about Shah's meeting with party leaders.

When reporters repeated the same question about Shah heading the party, he kept maintaining that the party would first have to complete the membership drive.

Yadav also said that the said that BJP has not reached its peak, a statement he had made in August 2014 when he assumed the post of after BJP's victory in the Lok Sabha elections.

"during his address said that it is the hard work of the party workers that out of 353 seats, on 220 seats, we got more than 50 per cent votes. He repeated that BJP has not reached its peak yet as he had said on August 9, 2014, soon after taking over as party president," said Yadav.

BJP has decided to increase its members by 20 percent which could take up to three months.

After that, elections at mandal, district, and state level will take place. Once these elections are over, only then a new president will be elected.

Notably, the Assembly Elections in is expected to be conducted during December. Before Jharkhand, and will also go to polls.

Elaborating on the membership drive, said, "We are going to initiate a new membership drive which takes place every three years. President has appointed has appointed him as the convenor of this membership drive. Dushyant Gautam, Suresh Pujari, and will be vice-convenors of the membership drive."

This team will soon tell the media about the new membership drive, the said.

Talking about Amit Shah's address during the meeting held with party officials, Yadav said, "Shah in his address said that three things had become a thorn in Indian - Jativaad (casteism), Parivaarvaad (dynasty politics), Sampradayvaad (communalism). The mandate of 2019 is a referendum against these things."

Shah also appealed to workers to further expand the base of the party.

"This is the reason that the myth of caste-based alliance in has been shattered in this election. Wherever the party lacked a base, the workers through their hard work created one. Workers worked hard for the victory of democracy even in where (opponents) resorted to violence," Yadav said.

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First Published: Thu, June 13 2019. 17:08 IST