360° Coverage : Sinha pitches for Modi as PM candidate, BJP says decision later...

8 Updates
Sinha pitches for Modi as PM candidate, BJP says decision later (Third Lead)
Photo Credit: SAM PANTHAKY, Getty Images

Sinha pitches for Modi as PM candidate, BJP says decision later (Third Lead)

Jan 28 2013, 11:24am CST | by

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Former union minister Yashwant Sinha Monday backed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for the BJP's prime ministerial candidate but the party said that a decision will come "at an appropriate time" and a key ally said they would comment when it was official.

New Delhi, Jan 28 — Former union minister Yashwant Sinha Monday backed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for the BJP's prime ministerial candidate but the party said that a decision will come "at...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Sinha pitches for Modi as PM candidate, BJP says decision later (Third Lead)

Jan 28 2013, 11:24am CST | by

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Former union minister Yashwant Sinha Monday backed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for the BJP's prime ministerial candidate but the party said that a decision will come "at an appropriate time" and a key ally said they would comment when it was official.

New Delhi, Jan 28 — Former union minister Yashwant Sinha Monday backed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for the BJP's prime ministerial candidate but the party said that a decision will come "at an appropriate time" and a key ally said they would comment when it was official.

Sinha, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and former union minister, said here that declaring Modi as party's prime ministerial candidate ahead of of the Lok Sabha elections will immensely benefit the party.

He also said that Janata Dal-United (JD-U), BJP's ally in National Democratic Alliance (NDA) which has strong reservations on Modi's candidature because of the 2002 Gujarat riots, should accept the prime ministerial candidate decided by his party.

JD-U downplayed Sinha's remarks and said it will react once BJP makes an official announcement.

Sinha said there has been a strong demand from workers that Modi should be declared as the prime ministerial candidate.

"I have also reached this conclusion that if Modi is declared the party's PM candidate, the BJP will gain hugely in the elections. It will have a big impact on voters. I have no doubt on this," he said.

He said the decision had to be taken by the party but he was reflecting feelings of party workers.

The remarks have raised eyebrows in the party as leaders of opposition in the two houses - Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley - are also considered as potential prime ministerial candidates and senior leader L. K. Advani has also not ruled himself out either.

Sinha also took exception to JD-U's reservations about Modi's secular credentials, calling it a "flawed argument" and saying that it was unfair to target an individual.

"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," he said.

JD-U leader Shivanand Tiwari said his party would react to the choice of prime ministerial candidate once an official announcement was made, noting it had already made its stand clear.

JD-U leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has insisted that NDA's prime ministerial candidate should have impeccable secular credentials.

Asked about Sinha's remarks, BJP leader M. Venkaiah Naidu, terming them "personal views", said the party will take appropriate decision at an appropriate time, noting there were several leaders with experience in the party capable of leading the country.

He however said that several party leaders have said that Modi "had the capability for the post".

"The party will discuss the issue. Appropriate decision will be taken at appropriate time. There is no hurry," he said, adding the issue will be first discussed in BJP and then talks will be held with allies.

Newly-installed BJP chief Rajnath Singh told reporters that the issue will be discussed at the party's parliamentary board at an appropriate time.

Congress spokesperson Raashid Alvi there was no need to react to Sinha's remarks as it was an internal discussion and there was no possibility of the BJP winning the elections.

There has been growing clamour in the BJP for a national role to Modi after his third successive victory in Gujarat. Party MPs Smriti Irani and Tarun Vijay are among those who have backed Modi as prime ministerial candidate.

There have been suggestions that Modi could be appointed head of party's campaign committee for 2014 polls - a move which will effectively pitch him against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
8

1 week ago

World View: AQAP Announces Support for Islamic State

Aug 25 2014 3:11pm CDT | Source: Big Government

This morning's key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Violence flares on India/Pakistan border in Kashmir Narendra Modi increases tensions in Jammu and Kashmir AQAP announces support for Islamic State Violence flares on India/Pakistan border in Kashmir Two Indian soldiers and four militants were killed on Saturday when terrorists from the Pakistan side of the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) crossed th ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
7

1 week ago

Obsessed With India, Pakistan Risks Anarchy

Aug 22 2014 5:59pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

This article also appears in YaleGlobal. NEW DELHI: The elaborate diplomatic dance between India and Pakistan has been interrupted once again. The two sides remain far from a major breakthrough in their troubled relationship. As long as the Pakistani Army continues to view India as an existential threat and maintains its grip over security policy, the twain may never achieve permanent peace. India has called off the meeting between its Foreign Secretary ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
6

2 weeks ago

U.S., India Seek to Move Defense Ties Beyond Arms Sales

Aug 12 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: World Politics Review

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited India to sound out Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Defense Trade and Technology Initiative, the “centerpiece” of the U.S.-India security relationship. To sustain ties with a new Indian government focused on leveraging weapons manufacturing for jobs, Washington realizes it must move beyond arms sale ...
Source: World Politics Review   Full article at: World Politics Review
 

 
Update
5

2 weeks ago

Trump: "Money Will Pour into India" Thanks to Narendra Modi

Aug 12 2014 3:02pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Visiting India to open the gleaming Trump Tower Mumbai, Real Estate magnate Donald Trump heaped praise upon India’s newly elected conservative Prime Minister Narendra Modi, predicting that his free market policies will unleash an unprecedented wave of foreign investment into India.   "I see India as a great place to invest,” Trump told reporters in the country’s commercial hub. “Money will pour into India,” claiming India’s new leader had do ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
4

3 weeks ago

Strategizing Kukis' Political Demands

Aug 4 2014 6:00pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

The leaders of the two Kuki armed groups -- the United Peoples' Front (UPF) and the Kuki National Organization (KNO) -- are again heading to New Delhi with the hope of materializing a political dialogue with representatives of the central government. A meeting with officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is likely to take place within the next few days. The meeting will be the first high-level engagement between the two sides under Prime Minister Naren ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
2

4 weeks ago

Indian PM's Nepal Visit to Boost Energy, Infrastructure Cooperation

Jul 30 2014 4:20pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

The upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal is set to deepen relations between the two nations in various spheres. This is a win-win scenario for both countries: India's role is crucial for Nepal as it enters a new era of democracy, change and development, while harnessing Nepal's resources can help solve India's pressing energy needs. Modi's visit to Kathmandu is an incredible opportunity for both nations to add ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
1

6 weeks ago

Sustainable Development: An Agenda for India

Jul 19 2014 4:47pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Over the next 18 months, the world is set to witness three major international events that could be potentially game-changing in efforts aimed at addressing global warming. The first would be the UN Summit next September revolving around the post 2015 development agenda; the second would be centered on the climate negotiations, which are supposed to culminate in Paris in December 2015; and the third would be the meeting to explore a new agreement on fina ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Three executed in Yemen for having US links
Aden, Sep 2 (IANS) Three people have been executed by militants in Yemen Monday for having links with the United States, a military source said.
 
 
Three children, teacher killed in China school stabbing
Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) A stabbing spree in a Chinese school has left three children and a teacher dead Monday.
 
 
'Ukrainian conflict has escalated into war'
Kiev, Sep 1 (IANS) Ukrainian Defence Minister Valeriy Geletey Monday said the conflict in eastern Ukraine between government troops and pro-independence insurgents has escalated into a "war".
 
 
IS slogan found on school walls in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Sep 1 (IANS) Slogans praising Sunni militant group Islamic State (IS) were found on the walls of some schools in the Saudi Arabia capital following Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz's call for coordinated counter-terrorism efforts.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Three executed in Yemen for having US links
Aden, Sep 2 (IANS) Three people have been executed by militants in Yemen Monday for having links with the United States, a military source said. "Suspected Yemen-based Al Qaida operatives kidnapped three local...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Lena Dunham condemns naked photo leak
Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Actress-writer Lena Dunham has condemned a mystery hacker who leaked nude photographs of celebrities, including actress Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence hit headlines Sunday when intimate snaps of...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Three children, teacher killed in China school stabbing
Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) A stabbing spree in a Chinese school has left three children and a teacher dead Monday. Chen Yanfu, 43, who was upset that his daughter was not allowed to register at the school, rampaged through...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Jennifer Aniston eases exercise regime
Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston, who admits she's "eased up" her workout regime, says it's important to take time off from working hard in the gym to simply enjoy life sometimes. The 45-year-old,...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Nigeria to get Japanese drug for Ebola treatment
Abuja, Sep 2 (IANS) Nigeria will soon get a Japanese drug to treat Ebola, the country's Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Monday. The drug named Favipiravir and developed by a subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings in...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Miley Cyrus: The internet is more damaging than drugs
Miley Cyrus thinks the internet ''hurts your brain'' more than drugs. The 21-year-old singer believes social media - such as Facebook and Instagram - causes more damage to your mental health than smoking cannabis. She...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Britney Spears in contact with ex-boyfriend from 6 years ago
Britney Spears is reportedly in contact with her ex-boyfriend from six years ago. The 'Piece of Me' hitmaker only split from her beau David Lucado last week after it emerged he'd allegedly cheated on her and now the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Joan Rivers may end up 'as a vegetable' or in 'wheelchair'
Joan Rivers' doctors fear she may end up ''as a vegetable'' or ''needing a wheelchair'' after she suffered a cardiac arrest last week. The 81-year-old comedienne's relatives are reportedly preparing themselves for the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kate Upton will 'pursue anyone' who shares naked photos of her
Kate Upton's lawyer will ''pursue anyone'' who shares naked pictures of her. Nude photographs of the 22-year-old model were reportedly leaked online after her mobile phone's online storage system iCloud was allegedly...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
'Ukrainian conflict has escalated into war'
Kiev, Sep 1 (IANS) Ukrainian Defence Minister Valeriy Geletey Monday said the conflict in eastern Ukraine between government troops and pro-independence insurgents has escalated into a "war". "A great war came at our...
Read more on Politics Balla