With reports floating around that the current party president Rajnath Singh set to get the Home Ministry portfolio, the BJP leaders today in a meeting are reported to have chosen Nadda as the next party president.
Nadda had earlier worked with Modi when Modi was the general secretary of Himachal Pradesh-the home state of Nadda. He is said to enjoy the support of top Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leaders too. Nadda was the Cabinet minister for Environment for Himachal Pradesh from 1998-2003 and then 2008-2010. He is the BJP's Rajya Sabha MP from Himachal Pradesh since May 2010. Nadda shares similar political beginnings like Narendra Modi.