According to reports, Rajnath met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and sangh leader Suresh Soni to deliberate on the issue of the next Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president.
The BJP and RSS will be facing a daunting task to elect the next party president, especially after Rajnath’s eventful stint, who successfully stitched pre-poll alliance with other political parties and also pacified senior party leaders on contentious issues like appointment of Modi as BJP’s PM nominee.
At present Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s close aide Amit Shah and party general secretary JP Nadda’s names are doing round for the BJP president’s post.
Rajnath assumed the charge of the Home Ministry today.
62-year-old Rajnath, who was elected from Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency, succeeds Sushilkumar Shinde in the crucial Ministry that handles country’s internal security and the task of guarding the international border with Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.
As Home Minister, the two-term BJP president will be part of Prime MinisterNarendra Modi-led Cabinet Committee on Security, the country’s highestdecision making body on security matters.