Finally BJP announced Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as prime ministerial candidate for the forthcoming General Election 2014. Decision was taken after a meeting of the BJP’s parliamentary board.
Though, BJP’s senior-most leader LK Advani, who had apposed Modi’s elevation as he believes that it’ll plunge the party into “political disaster,” hadn’t attended the meeting. He had shown his displeasure and reportedly written a letter to BJP chief and decided not to attend meeting.
The BJP’s allies Shiv Sena and Akali Dal have already thrown their weight behind Narender Modi and hoping to improve its chances in the coming election.
After the elevation, Narendra Modi promises to work hard to ensure BJP’s win next year and seeking the blessings of millions of Indians. He said that he will work hard to ensure party victory in the coming Lok Sabha election. He said that corruption, inflation and development were the main issues on his agenda and will raise it well with the public. He thanked the party parliamentary board and party workers for chosen him for an extraordinary responsibility and assured that he’ll strive to live up to the expectations of party workers, and the Indians supporting the BJP.
Various BJP leaders from across Indian welcomed party parliamentary board decision and hoping to get necessary tally in the coming election. Himachal Pradesh BJP leaders former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, state party president Satpal Satti, BJYM national president and Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur, vice president Ramswaroop Sharma, Narinder Bragta, Mahender Singh Thakur, Rajiv Bindal, Vipin Parmar, Randhir Sharma, Pawan Rana, BJYM state president Sunil Thakur and Chetan Bragta greet the decision and confident to swept the poll in 2014.
Prem Kumar Dhumal, in his statement welcomed the decision and congratulates him. Dhumal said that party parliamentary board has given its nod after assessing his popularity and mood of the electorates. He believe that with Modi’s elevation, party workers will work with more energy and that will ensure to end corrupt Congress regime.
Chetan Singh Bragta, BJYM leader, also welcomes the decision of party parliamentary board and hoping to get over 300 Lok Sabha seats.