Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) national council meet, the first after it won the Lok Sabha polls with a thumping majority, began in New Delhi on Saturday.

The day-long event will see Amit Shah’s ratification as BJP’s new national president.

The BJP national council at the Nehru stadium in Delhi has got underway. Former President Rajnath Singh is now addressing the 3,000 party workers gathered for the occasion.

“I have worked in many posts and handled many responsibilities. This is not possible in any other party”, he says. “Congress neither has cadre nor any specific ideology”. It looks like the BJP is back in poll mode.

Not dwelling on Congress for too long however, Rajnath Singh begins the introduction of Amit Shah – whose ratification is the reason for the national council. “Some people may question why Amit Shah should be party president. Amit Shah’s devotion to the party cannot be questioned.”

Shah had succeeded former party chief Rajnath Singh on July 9 after he joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet. He is credited with scripting BJP’s stunning victory in key state of Uttar Pradesh in Lok Sabha elections that helped BJP get an absolute majority of its own and was rewarded with party chief’s post.