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Jagat Prakash Nadda to replace Rajnath Singh as BJP chief

Reports have indicated that the little known BJP General Secretary, Jagat Prakash Nadda, is tipped to become the next party chief, as incumbent president Rajnath Singh is most likely to join the Cabinet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Who is he? Being an organisational man, Nadda is not much of a public figure, but insiders say he plays a pivotal role within the party.
Here's a look at his political journey so far.
Born on December 2, 1960 in Patna, Nadda began his political stint during the Jayaparakash Narayan movement in 1975. He joined student politics and became a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, subsequently winning polls and being appointed the Secretary of its Patna University unit in 1977. He held various key positions in ABVP till 1990.
Having faced detention for 45 days due to his campaign for upgrading schools in 1987, Nadda organised a Rashtriya Sangharsh Morcha against the ruling Congress party in the same year. He was appointed the election in-charge of BJP's youth wing during the 1989 Lok Sabha polls.
"Nadda is emerging as the best choice as he suits both the party top leadership and the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh)," a senior party leader told a news agency today in Shimla. 
Nadda has emerged as favourite to assume the post of BJP chief if incumbent Rajnath Singh joins the Modi government, a report has said. A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) central leader said Nadda, the Rajya Sabha MP from Himachal Pradesh, is known for his close proximity to Amit Shah, another party general secretary and a close confidante of Modi, and former party president Nitin Gadkari. 
Nadda is currently a Rajya Sabha MP from Himachal Pradesh since May 2012. He became the party's national general secretary since May 2010.
He is married to Dr Mallika Nadda who is currently a professor in Himachal Pradesh University. The couple have two sons.