VHP joins 'Narendra Modi for PM' chorus, Rajnath Singh mum
“If people themselves are demanding that Modi should be made the PM candidate then the BJP will also have to think about it. Such a thing is happening for the first time. After all, the BJP president himself has said Modi at present is their most popular leader,” VHP patron Ashok Singhal said.
In Bhopal, the BJP president described Modi as the most popular leader, but skirted the issue of projecting him as the PM candidate. Addressing a press conference, his first in the Madhya Pradesh capital after becoming the party chief, Singh said the central parliamentary board will make the announcement about PM candidate at an appropriate time.
However, sources within the VHP on Sunday made it clear that Modi has not been invited either for the meeting of the VHP’s Kendriya Margdarshak Mandal on February 6 or for the Dharm Sansad on February 7 at Kumbh in Allahabad.
“Except from officials and the saints and seers, no one gets invite for this meeting,” said a VHP source, indicating that no formal invitation has been extended to Modi for these two crucial meetings where the VHP is likely to renew its call for a Ram temple at Ayodhya.
But VHP leaders conceded that Kumbh, by its nature,
Rajnath wouldn't declare Narendra as it can break BJP and NDASandip | 05-Feb-2013Reply | Forward Rajnath wouldn't declare Narendra as it can break BJP and NDA. Even Sant Mahatmaji at Prayag has clearly declared in Kumbh Mela that don't mix up Rajniti and Dharmaniti. They planned to boycott Narendra if he goes to Kumbh Mela. Mahatmaji has specified that Narendra first must apologise for the Narsamhar (MASSACRE) of Gujarat 2002 riots and violations of human rights. World over people cannot forget killing of 3000 innocent people and no protection was provided to them by Gujarat government and police department.
Don't waste time..Sandip_Pune | 04-Feb-2013Reply | Forward As a political observer I feel that BJP should not waste time to declare Narendra Modi (NamO) as a PM candidate for 2014 election. As mood of the nation is with Narendra Modi and there is no other candidate in BJP who has worked actively and showed the performance in all dimensions of the politics as well as administration. As BJP has not tasted the fruit of power for long duration like Congress, Namo's performance is the only active database which will definitively help voters to go in favor of him.
No reason to hurryAbhinav Sharma | 04-Feb-2013Reply | Forward Don't think the BJP benefits a lot by projecting Modi now vs. a little a later. Media wants him to be projected now so that they have enough time villifying him and creating polarisation against him (Muslim vote bank towards Congress). So BJP should take its own time- after internal discussion on what the best strategy is and not be dictated by media pressure.