New Delhi, Oct 21 () : After senior lawyer and BJP MP Ram Jethmlani’s strong recommendation earlier to back Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the party’s Prime Ministerial candidate, Modi today morning arrived at Nagpur to meet the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to discuss about the Gujarat Assembly elections that are scheduled to take place in December.
The senior lawyer in his earlier statement revealed that the RSS chief has also expressed confidence by saying that other than Modi, no one can fill the place for the PM candidate. There are few others who are also good leaders but Narendra Modi is the best option for the PM candidate, said Jethmalani.
When Ram Jethmalani was asked to clarify about the BJP not rising to the top, he said that the answer is quite simple. Although he did not mention any of the present BJP leaders particularly, he said that after Atal Behari Vajpayee’s exit, there was no one who could possibly fill his place including L K Advani.
The BJP is evidently overwhelmed by a number of internal disputes on one side and on another it is being continuously levelled charges of corruption by the IAC activists alternate days, including BJP President Nitin Gadkari who was recently charged along with NCP chief Sharad Pawar. In a situation like this the one and only person who has the eligibility to stick to the ground is Narendra Modi, said the BJP leader.
Meanwhile, the Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, who earlier supported Sushma Swaraj made a U-turn by backing Narendra Modi as the PM candidate. This comes after Narendra Modi made anti-Bihari statement in his recent election campaign by saying that, ” Gujarat will not accept even a single Bihari in the state elections.”
Though Modi’s statement indirectly pointed to his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar, who a few years back did not permit Modi to campaign in his state, by giving a reason that it might possibly create a law and order problem in the state, it was welcomed by Shiv Sena Chief who said yesterday in his editorial Samna that it was an act of tit for tat.