Yashwant Sinha backs Modi as BJP’s PM candidate

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha Monday endorsed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the prime ministerial candidate from the party.
Narendra Modi
“Wherever I go, common people and party workers say they want Narendra Modi to be the prime ministerial candidate from the BJP and the party will benefit from it,” Sinha told reporters here.

“After considering all aspects, I too feel that if BJP declares him as the prime minister candidate it will make a huge difference to the party,” he said, adding that this was his personal view.

The BJP has so far maintained silence on the issue.

Asked if ally Janata Dal-United (JD-U) would agree to the choice of Modi as the candidate for the top post, Sinha said he was reflecting the mood of the people and partners should accept it.

“I am reflecting the mood of the country, and the mood of the BJP. JD-U is a different party. My personal view is that if BJP leadership were to project a prime ministerial candidate, other partners should accept and should not make an issue about it,” Sinha said.

“I refuse to accept the theory that some people in BJP are secular and some are communal… that is a flawed argument I refuse to accept.”

JD-U, the second largest party in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), has opposed Modi’s selection as the prime ministerial candidate of the alliance, saying he lacks secular credentials.


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  1. Mr. Yashwant Sinha is just echoing the sentiments of an average Indian, which is crystal clear from the opinion polls conducted recently. Also I fully agree with Mr. Sinha in the context of JDU, no one can continue to be in alliance unless the partners have faith in each other. With suspicion in both side it is bound to collapse and in that case the sooner the better

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