MP CM tells BJP not to name Modi as PM nominee before Assembly polls

New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has conveyed to the BJP high command that his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi should not be projected as the party’s prime ministerial candidate before Assembly polls, said sources on Friday. The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister has conveyed the message to party President Rajnath Singh and senior party leader LK Advani last week. The remarks came even as the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh top brass is set to meet top BJP leaders next week to discuss Modi’ elevation. Meawhile, Chouhan’s office is denying the statement saying that he has never written to anyone or opposed Modi.

Sources said that senior party leaders Sushma Swaraj and Advani have also opposed Modi’s elevation until after the Assembly polls in Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh later in 2013. Dismissing reports of the rift bewteen Modi and Chouhan, party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, “Shivraj Singh Chouhan had invited Narendra Modi to campaign in Madhya Pradesh. He will be present as a part of a huge event in the state and other places too.” On Thursday, Modi had denied harbouring prime ministerial aspirations and said he had no intentions of becoming anything, but he just wants to serve the people of Gujarat. He has said his priority is to serve the people of Gujarat till 2017 as he has been voted in by the state electorate. These statements by Modi come at a time when the BJP seems to be divided on making him the Prime Ministerial candidate. Top RSS leader Bhaiyyaji Joshi met senior BJP leader LK Advani and some other top leaders on Sunday night to discuss the issue. While Modi supporters have been pushing for his announcement as the prime ministerial candidate, the Advani camp insists this will polarise the polity at a time when the UPA is grappling with corruption, economic crisis and non-performance. Earlier this month, former union minister and BJP leader Arun Shourie had said that Modi is the party’s prime ministerial candidate. Speaking to CNN-IBN’s Karan Thapar on Devil’s Advocate, Shourie called Modi’s rivals ‘stateless leaders from Delhi’. The rift between the two BJP chief ministers was seen on an earlier occasion too ahead of Chouhan’s re-election yatra. The posters put up for the yatra included all national BJP leaders but not Modi. The posters depicted Advani, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.


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One Response to MP CM tells BJP not to name Modi as PM nominee before Assembly polls

  1. Hemen Parekh says:

    UPA 3 or NDA 2 ? What is your Choice ?
    Right Answer : None !

    Our country is facing a long list of Economic and Social problems
    Many of these require enacting new legislation
    Equal number require strict implementation of existing laws
    Solutions of quite a few problems , need bold / innovative and often , unpopular steps demanding deep sacrifices from different sections of our society

    All of these need,

     A heightened sense of co-operation ( National interest comes first )

     Willingness to reach compromises ( win some / lose some )

     An acute sense of urgency ( get going now / improve along the way )

    Unfortunately , during the past few years , hardly any progress could be made towards Political / Social / Economic reforms , since no single political party got an absolute majority in the Lok Sabha
    And , unless the Indian voters understand the shortcomings of the Coalition Government and decide to give one party ( it does not matter which ) , an absolute majority in the forthcoming 2014 national elections , we can expect repetition of the history !
    No Government which has to hopelessly depend upon its coalition partners , can carry out the desired reforms
    I believe , any major national party ( only Congress and BJP ? ) , which gets less than 275 seats in Lok Sabha , will continue to be blackmailed by its coalition partners
    And it would make absolutely no difference whether Rahul Gandhi or Narendra Modi heads UPA 3 or NDA 2 , as the Prime Minister !
    Either would be an impotent puppet of “ Coalition Dharma “ where corrupt partners dictate the shape of reforms !
    It is simple
    Either we give 300 seats to a single party or we continue to suffer for another 5 years !
    Remember , an imperfect decision is any day better than No Decision !

    • hemen parekh

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