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Jan 23, 2013 12:40 PM IST | Source: Reuters

Rajnath Singh elected BJP president

Rajnath Singh was on Wednesday elected as the president of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after scandal-tainted incumbent Nitin Gadkari pulled out of the race.


Rajnath Singh was on Wednesday elected as the president of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after scandal-tainted incumbent Nitin Gadkari pulled out of the race.


Singh has been elected unopposed for a two-year term till 2015, a BJP spokesman announced at a televised press conference at the party's main office in New Delhi.

Singh, who was also party president between 2006 and 2009, was seen as a consensus candidate after media reports said some party leaders had raised objections to Gadkari, who is facing allegations of corruption.

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