Jethmalani backs Modi for prime minister
New Delhi: Suspended BJP leader Ram Jethmalani said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was the best prime ministerial candidate for the party.
"Narendra bhai is the best prime minister of the country, nothing has happened to change my mind. Yashwant Singh has supported my view, and I am very happy," Jethmalani told reporters here. Jethmalani also said that Modi was completely secular.
"I believe he (Modi) is impeccably secular," he said, adding that those calling him communal did not understand secularism. He said that if the ally Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chose to walk out of the National Democratic alliance (NDA) following this, then Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should let them.
Jethmalani's comment comes a day after senior party leader Yashwant Sinha openly backed Modi to be projected as BJP's prime ministerial candidate for 2013.
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Date 17-05-13, Duration 1:21, Views 776