BJP parliamentary board to decide on Modi as PM candidate
New Delhi/Ahmedabad: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh Saturday avoided a direct reply on whether Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi would be the party's prime ministerial candidate in the 2014 Lok Sabha poll, saying the parliamentary board will decide.
"Every party has a style of functioning and it runs according to that. When last time I was the party president, when we had to propose a prime ministerial candidate, I had consulted the parliamentary board and proposed (senior leader L.K.) Advani's name. This time also we will call a meeting of the central parliamentary board and it will decide whether to project him or not," he told Times Now channel.
Rajnath Singh, however, noted that Modi himself was a member of that parliamentary board.
On the Congress projecting its vice president Rahul Gandhi as its prime ministerial candidate, he said: "How can I talk about him being the prime ministerial candidate when I have not even seen him work as a minister. How can I comment on what kind of prime minister he will be. We have not seen his performance even once".