BJP to announce Modi's PM candidature tomorrow, say sources

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New Delhi, Sept 12: Despite staunch opposition from BJP's senior-most leader L K Advani, the BJP has finally decided to announce Narendra Modi's Prime Ministrial candidature on Friday.

But does that mean that the party is facing a rift between the top notches? No, says party President Rajnath Singh who confirms,"Nobody is angry or protesting. Mr Modi's political future will be decided after talks".

Meanwhile, he spoke to ADvani today morning, requesting him to give his consent to the idea. THis happened after all negotiations with him failed to gain his support yesterday. It is said that Advani had played a backfoot in the issue predicting a "political disaster", given the fact that Modi was under the constant radar of opposition for the riots in 2002.

However,  Advani's first dissension came in the month of June when he resigned from all party posts after Modi was elected the campaign-in-charge. It was RSS's intervention that persuaded him to revoke his decision.

Rajnath Singh has a major role to play here. He has to decide whether to proceed with a meeting of the BJP's top 12 leaders or parliamentary board for a vote on Mr Modi, without the support of Advani who said he will vote against the Gujarat Chief Minister. Murli Manohar Joshi and Sushma Swaraj could also echo his views.

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