BJP must declare Narendra Modi as PM candidate, says Yashwant Sinha, irks JD(U)
"I personally, therefore, feel that it will only be natural if the BJP were to project him as the Prime Ministerial candidate of the party," Sinha said.
"This is the time to go into it with a projected leader. So the time is now ripe," the former External Affairs minister said.
On JD-U's reservations and threats to quit the alliance, Sinha said it has already conceded that the BJP is the core of the coalition and the BJP should suggest who the Prime Ministerial candidate will be and it should be the BJP's decision.
"My most earnest request will be that they should leave this decision with the BJP and accept this decision in good grace," he said.
"If BJP in its wisdom were to project anyone then as alliance partner JD-U should accept that... It is flawed to say that individual leaders in the BJP are either secular or communal. Either the whole party is communal or the whole party is secular. We can't pick up individuals and say he is secular but he is not secular. That becomes difficult to accept," Sinha said.
Modi popular, decision on him as PM nominee not yet in place: Rajnath
After BJP leader Yashwant Sinha pitching for Narendra Modi as Prime Ministerial nominee, party President Rajnath Singh today agreed the Gujarat Chief Minister is a popular leader and said