BJP national president

BJP leader J P Nadda is set to be elected as the new national president of the party as the election for the top post began here today.Top party leaders, including Union ministers and Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled States, filed nomination papers in support of his candidature, sources said, adding that he is likely to be elected unopposed.A formal announcement regarding Nadda's election as president will be made in the afternoon and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also arrive at the party headquarters to felicitate him.Nadda will succeed Amit Shah, who remained at the helm for five-and-a-half years.Senior BJP leader Radha Mohan Singh, who is in charge of the party's organisational poll process, said that nominations for the national president's election will be filed on 20 January, and a contest will take place the next day if required.