New BJP president by December: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah said that he will make way for a new leader to head the saffron party when its organisational elections are over by the end of 2019.

Shah, who is also the Union home minister, said a new party president is expected to take charge by December.

Speaking to 'India Today', Shah rejected the notion that he will remain the "super power" running the party from behind the scene, saying similar claims were made when he took over as the BJP chief in 2014 and once his replacement starts running the organisation such speculation will be put to rest.

"This (BJP) is not the Congress party and nobody can run it from behind the scene," he said, stating that it will be run as per its constitution.

He was asked that many believe he will remain the "super power" running the party's affairs even after he is no longer heading the organisation.

It is widely believed in the BJP circles that its working president J.P Nadda will replace Shah at the helm.