Senior BJP leader and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh praised newly-elected BJP's National President JP Nadda, saying that under his leadership, the party will rule over all the States in India.
Former Union Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda was elected unopposed as the party national president earlier on Monday.
Speaking at the felicitation programme of the new BJP president, Rajnath Singh said, "Under your leadership, BJP will rule over all the states from Kargil to Kanyakumari."
"BJP has reached a mark in the history of Indian politics because of our selfless party workers who have given their sweat and blood for the party," he added.
The Defence Minister also appreciated the works of former party presidents including, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi for the helping the party in "reaching new heights."
Congratulations to Sh @JPNadda ji on being elected the BJP president.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) January 20, 2020
I am confident the Party will achieve new glory & success under his leadership.
Known for his organisational experience Naddaji has always been an asset to the party. Wishing him a successful tenure ahead.
Rajnath Singh said that since its initiation, the party workers believed that BJP would form the central government with an absolute majority. He also mentioned Atal Bihari Vajpayee's brief term in 1996 when BJP formed the central government.
"Then again in 1998 BJP emerged as the single largest party and we were at the centre for six years," Singh said.
Noting the former party president Amit Shah's tenure, the senior BJP leader said that that the party would always remember the way Shah led the party.
I also congratulate Shri @AmitShah ji for his illustrious innings as the BJP President.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) January 20, 2020
He led the party to newer heights during his tenure and achieved success in forming governments in several states.
The @BJP4India has benefitted a great deal from his organisational acumen.
(With inputs from ANI)