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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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