BJP declares ‘Hindu Nationalist’ Narendra Modi as Prime Minister candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Posted by hinduexistence on September 13, 2013
BJP declares Narendra Modi as PM candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Express News Service | New Delhi | Fri Sep 13 2013:: Narendra Modi, a staunch proponent of Hinduvta, was on Friday anointed BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, ending months of suspense over his elevation amid stiff opposition by party patriarch L K Advani.
The announcement was made by BJP chief Rajnath Singh after a meeting of the party’s Parliamentary Board which was skipped by Advani who expressed “anguish” over the way the party was functioning.
Soon after the announcement Modi thanked party leadership and workers for reposing faith in him. He also expressed gratitude to NDA allies for supporting him through telephone calls.
“I thank all BJP workers and leaders for this opportunity. I will not leave any effort to make BJP victorious in 2014 polls,” Modi said.
Narendra Modi in his blog: “Thanks to the leadership & Karyakartas of BJP for reposing faith in me & bestowing upon me this responsibility. I seek your blessings to free our nation of turbulent times. In 2014, India will fight price rise, corruption & support development & Suraaj.
I thank our allies of the NDA for their blessings and friends in the media for their good wishes. I assure Karyakartas that I will leave no stone unturned to work for our victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections”. http://nm4.in/181lM8T
Flanked by Rajnath Singh, Joshi, Swaraj, Jaitley, Ananth Kumar among others, Modi said the country is going through a “crisis” and the countrymen should support BJP to emerge from this situation.
“With the blessings of the national leadership and love of the party workers I am sure we will win,” Modi said.
“I seek blessings of the people of this nation. We are passing through turbulent time, please bless our efforts to free nation of it….Party has given a big task to someone who came from a small family. All the strength I have got from there has gone for nation’s service,” Modi added.
Giving a slogan “nayi sonch, nayi ummeed” (new thinking, new hope), he said the party will work for good governance and development while fighting against corruption and price rise.
BJP President Rajnath Singh congratulated Modi by offering him sweets at the BJP Headquarters. “Parliamentary Board has decided to project Narendra Modi as the PM candidate. I am confident that there will be a BJP govt in the Centre,” Rajnath said.
Making the announcement, Rajnath Singh said the decision had been taken by the Parliamentary Board as per the party’s tradition.
The BJP chief also said that the leaders of all NDA allies have supported Modi’s candidature. Read the full report>>>