Rajnath says 'will talk to everyone' before declaring PM candidate

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Patna, Sept 12: Resolving the differences of opinions of LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj and the party over the announcement of Narendra Modi as the PM candidate, BJP Party President Rajnath Singh said that the decision would be announced only after talking to everybody.

To this, Mukhtar Abbar Naqvi, the party spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said,"Discussions are going on and we will announce the nominee soon. There is no contradiction in the party on who will be the prime ministerial candidate. All is well."

However, former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi has criticised senior leader L.K. Advani for not supporting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the BJP's prime ministerial candidate.

"Advaniji has failed to gauge the public mood. Advaniji himself declared Atalji as PM candidate. Now also he could have done the same for NaMo (Narendra Modi)," Sushil Modi wrote on Twitter on Wednesday night.

Nearly a month ago, the Bihar unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) passed a resolution to declare Narendra Modi as the party's prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections.

A BJP leader said that a few months ago, Sushil Modi was considered close to Advani and was a vocal supporter of the party patriarch within the BJP. But the changing equation in the party in favour of Narendra Modi forced him to take an anti-Advani stand.

OneIndia News( with input from agencies)

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