BJP firms up its future by anointing Amit Shah as its president and institutional face

At 50, Amit Shah is the youngest president in the BJP's history. He is also among the youngest presidents of a major political party in India. Gerontocracy was not always the hallmark of Indian public life. Jawaharlal Nehru became president of the Indian National Congaress at 40, and Subhas Bose at 41. Rajiv Gandhi was Prime Minister at 40. Yet, these are remote or outlier examples. In recent years, grey hair has dominated India's politics. Consider the contemporary Congress. Its vice-preside .. 

 

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