"Amit Shah, who was the vice-president of the GCA, was elected unopposed as the president of the association," another GCA vice-president and Rajya Sabha MP Parimal Nathwani said.

"The name of Shah was proposed by me and he was elected unopposed," Nathwani added.

The post had fallen vacant after Narendra Modi resigned to take oath as the 15th Prime Minister of India.

Previously, the post was held by Modi, who had resigned from the post late last month.
It appeared earlier that Shah, who is considered the most trusted aide of Modi, would be the next to helm the GCA.

There are 32 members in the body of GCA. Modi had taken over the reins of GCA by replacing the then Congress leader Narhari Amin on September 15, 2009.

Shah, the former Gujarat Minister of State for Home, was elected vice president of GCA in the same year.

(JPN/Agencies)

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