BJP to consult allies before electing its leader for 2014 polls: Naqvi
Agra, Aug 05 (ANI): Reacting to the JD (U) s demand, the Bharatiya Janata Party today said that it would elect its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 national elections after consulting its allies. A section of media reported that Bihar chief minister and NDA ally, Nitish Kumar had asked BJP chief Nitin Gadkari not to project Narendra Modi as the prime ministerial candidate, as they fear being alienated by the Muslims. However, BJP senior leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told mediapersons in Agra that there is no rift on the issue about their leader. Naqvi added NDA is the only alternative in the country to the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) led by the Congress Party. However, he refused to comment on BJP s senior leader Keshubhai Patel s decision to form a political party in Gujarat to challenge Modi.