Senior BJP leader M. Venkaiah Naidu refuted reports in a section of media that he was likely to be nominated to the party president’s post.

“There is no vacancy for the post and I am not in the race. “The party has given me more responsibilities than I expected. Heading the party is not a new job for me,” he said.

He said the names of Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley and other leaders being propped up by the media to the post were mere speculation.

There was no dearth of leaders in the party and a decision on the issue would be taken at an appropriate time.