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 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.

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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