BJP's Bihar unit chief CP Thakur said on Monday, Oct 29 that "Modi could be a front runner if he gets a thumping majority in the December Assembly elections."
Even senior BJP leader Ram Jethmalani endorsed Modi as BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate. However, sources say Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has denied Modi's stake for the top post.
This decision has been reached after a meeting between members of RSS and BJP.
The RSS leaders are of the view that Narendra Modi's nomination as NDA's Prime Ministerial candidate would cast a shadow on NDA's poll prospects in 2014. The RSS also believes that the burning issues like corruption and price rise would lose their significance if Modi is declared as NDA's Prime Ministerial candidate.
But the man at the centre of the debate seems to be more interested in developing Gujarat than taking upon the responsibility of India.
Modi, in an interview to a television channel CNN-IBN, said that he would rather concentrate in Gujarat and turn it into a "dream state".
When asked whether he would go to Delhi and become India's next Prime Minister after 2014 General Elections, Modi said he would like to put his efforts for Gujarat. "Six crore Gujaratis have given me a responsibility and I will put in all my efforts for Gujarat," said Modi.
Earlier, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari said that "Modi was one of the front runners among prime ministerial candidates."