BJP to choose 'best among equals' for PM candidature


Arun Jaitley
New Delhi, Sept 28: BJP, on who its next Prime Ministerial candidate will be, said that it would chose "best among equals" at the right time.

On being asked about the prospects of Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi's chances of becoming the party's choice of becoming a Prime Ministerial candidate of the NDA, Arun Jaitley, leader of Opposition, Rajya Sabha said that there were various capable leaders for the post and the decision would be revealed at the right time.

"Modi's fast should not be linked to the elections," he said.

Modi's three day Sadbhavana fast aiming at peace and harmony was amid controversy of a purported political agenda for pitching him to the top post.

Jaitley further said that BJP was one party with structured system while adding that many other parties moved away from their conventional structure controlled by individuals or families.

"In our system, at any given point of time there will be 10 to 12 Chief Ministers or candidates who will be talked about for the position. And we have to live with the situation. But as the elections come near, the best among the equals will be chosen," said Jaitley over the talks of Nitish Kumar being a perfect candidate for the PM's post .

Hitting at UPA, Jaitley raised his doubts if the present UPA-II government would be successful in completing its full five year term.

"The government is cracking up and it would be extremely difficult for it to complete the full five-year term," said Jaitley, citing reference to the series of scams and corruption charges that has plagued the Manmohan Singh government.

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