Narendra Modi as BJP PM candidate:Rajnath to give Advani a royal snub?

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New Delhi, Sept 11: Despite all efforts to convince LK Advani to support Narendra Modi as BJP PM candidate, Rajnath Singh failed in his mission. After an half an hour meeting at the veteran's residence in Delhi on Wednesday, Sept 11, the BJP President reportedly was ready to execute the Plan B of the party.

According TV reports, BJP had plans of snubbing Advani if the leader does not change his stand on the Gujarat Chief Minister. Advani has been demanding to postpone the announcement on PM nominee till the assembly elections due in five states -- Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram.

After the much awaited meeting between Rajnath and Advani, media reports claimed that the former might decide to announce the PM candidate without holding any parliamentary board meeting of the party.

It has been reported that the party may declare Narendra Modi's name for the PM nominee. The pro-Modi camp in the BJP felt encouraged to proceed after getting the RSS's nod.

The RSS, however, has reportedly asked Rajnath Singh that it is high time to make the announcement. According to sources, Modi could be declared the prime ministerial candidate on either the 13th or 16th, with the former date looking more likely.

Advani earlier had resigned from crucial posts of the party when the Gujarat CM was elected as the party election campaign chief in June 2013. Modi was made the chief of the campaign for the election which is expected to be held in 2014. However, he had withdrawn his resignations later after being convinced by the RSS.

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