Narendra Modi likely to be named PM candidate in September

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New Delhi, Aug 1: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who is also the chief of the BJP's election campaign committee for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, is likely to be named the party's prime ministerial candidate in September, ahead of the Delhi assembly polls, sources said.

Meanwhile on Thursday, a crucial meeting between the BJP and the RSS, its parent organisation, will be held to discuss strategy for the assembly elections scheduled later this year and also the general elections next year.

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All top saffron leaders, including Narendra Modi, are set to attend the meeting to be held in the Parliament Library building. Veteran leader L K Advani will, however, not be present.

On the question of Modi as the PM candidate, both the BJP and RSS have strongly backed the former as a vote-catcher and want to capitalise on his popularity in the upcoming assembly elections. Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, besides Delhi, will go to polls this year. It ie believed that the formal announcement on Modi could come before the Election Commission notifies the assembly polls in late September.

BJP president Rajnath Singh is likely to meet senior RSS leaders on Thursday, including its chief Mohan Bhagwat, to finalise the party's blueprint for the elections and also get a nod on Modi's candidature.

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