Amit Shah to Remain BJP President Till 2019 Lok Sabha Elections Despite His Term Ending in Jan 2019
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New Delhi, Sept 8: BJP chief Amit Shah will continue to serve as the president of the party till at least the next Lok Sabha elections, despite his term ending in January 2019. The party on Saturday announced the deferment of internal polls until the general elections.

Meanwhile, Shah formally inaugurated the two-day National Executive meeting of the party, starting off with the national office bearers' meeting.

Shah will deliver the inaugural address on the first day, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the valedictory address on Sunday in the presence of top party leaders.

The meeting will be attended by all national and state executive members.

The BJP National Executive meeting is slated to begin at 3 pm today.

This is the first National Executive meeting of the party after the death of former prime minister and BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

On Friday, BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said that during the meeting, members will pay tributes to Vajpayee.

He also said that the upcoming assembly elections and general elections of 2019 are expected to be the main agenda of the meeting. Apart from that, topical issues will also be discussed at the meeting, Hussain said.

(With ANI inputs)