Worker becoming president is a specialty of BJP, says the new head of the Nadda party

NEW DELHI: BJP 's new elected president JP Nadda on Monday said it is only possible in BJP that a worker like him, coming from a village in Himachal Pradesh, is given the responsibility of party chief.

In his speech at the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters in the national capital after taking over as party chief, Nadda expressed gratitude to party 's senior leaders for reposing faith in him.

A simple worker like me, who did not have a political background, who hails from a remote place in Himachal Pradesh - if someone like me is being given this responsibility then it is the specialty of BJP and it is possible only in BJP, Nadda said.

I thank all the state units for giving me this opportunity. I will move forward with strength as I have received the full support of the party 's central leadership, he added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Interior Minister and outgoing Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of Road and Road Transport Nitin Gadkari They were among the party leaders present at the function.

Nadda said the party will expand its base in states where it has not come to power so far.

I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for showing faith in me. Today, we are the world 's largest party that is in power in India. We have the highest number of MPs and MLAs in the country. We are not going to stop at this. There are some states left and we will make sure we reach to them as well, he said.

Nadda was unanimously elected national president of the party at the culmination of party 's organizational poll process.

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