Shri Nitin Gadkar took over the responsibility as the 13th President of the Bhartiya Janata Party on 19th December 2009. He was also the youngest person to be the National President of the party. Apart from the regular responsibilities as a Party President Shri Nitin Gadkari, extensively travelled across the country and led an attack on the then UPA government with respect to the issues like inflation, corruption and scams of the UPA government. He also introduced a systematic training program for the cadre of the party. His tenure as the Party President is seen as a one of the most successful tenures.