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A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party () leadership indicated that Gujarat Chief Minister would be given a national role in the Lok Sabha elections, former finance minister Yashwant Sinha demanded Modi be declared the prime ministerial candidate of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance ().

 

Sinha asked senior leaders of Janata Dal (United), an ally of the BJP, not to target Modi and instead take a decision only after careful consideration. Sinha argued that if the Gujarat chief minister was projected as the prime ministerial candidate, it will give a boost to the party.

“A debate has been taking place for many days now. When I travel, there is a strong demand from the common people and workers that Narendra Modi be declared as the PM candidate, as this will benefit the party. After a careful thought, I have concluded that if BJP declares Narendra Modi as its PM candidate, then BJP will benefit hugely in the elections. It will have a big impact on voters. I have no doubt on this,” said Sinha while talking to reporters.

Several BJP leaders, including Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha , Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley and former BJP president , had said during the Gujarat elections that Modi had the capability to lead the country.

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