The most powerful communal organization in India, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has selected Nitin Gadkari as the next president of Bhatiya Janatha Party after Rajnath Singh stepd down.
The Bharatiya Janata Party hopes to more or less complete organisational elections at the mandal level by month-end. By mid-December, the process will move to the district level and then on to the State level, leading to the election of the new national president in January 2010.
Gadkari was a foot soldier of RSS and would take up whatever responsibility was given, but said he was not aware of any move to make him president. It seems the other name that was seriously considered for the top job was Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.