“He is one of the frontrunners,” Gadkari told CNN-IBN news channel. “There are many leaders who are capable of becoming the PM from Advani to Arun (Jaitley) to Sushma (Swaraj), Rajnath Singh, (Murli Manohar) Joshi, Narendra Modi. They all are capable for the PM (post). They all are people’s leaders and the group of capable leaders is the think tank for the party. We will decide at the appropriate time who will be our candidate,” he said.
Gadkari said the decision will be taken “after the Lok Sabha election”. “Let us wait for some time, after election what number of seats we will get on that basis we will decide, who will be the candidate,” he said.
The BJP said “getting majority” is the main aim of the BJP and after the number of seats it gets in the Lok Sabha polls, “we will sit and decide the candidate on that basis”.
Gadkari denied that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had made a suggestion to declare the prime ministerial candidate of the NDA before the polls, saying, “He never said this.” The BJP chief also denied there was any rift with its alliance partner JD-U.
On whether the BJP would support a no-confidence motion moved by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, he said, “One-hundred per cent. We will support her....” He said the UPA government has no moral authority and lost majority in Parliament after the Trinamool Congress quit the coalition.
Taking a moral high ground on allegations of his business links with Ajay Sancheti, Gadkari challenged the Congress that if they are proved he will quit politics. “I challenge the Congress party and media — if you have evidence which can prove that I have a direct, indirect business link with Ajay Sancheti or Sharad Pawar please prove that. I will donate all my property to whosoever can be identified... I will leave politics.”
By Declaring NARENDRA MODI AS P.M CANDIDATE before election BJP will get more seats because every body wants him as PM
it will great to see modi ji as PM, from a democratic party...instead from a party of butterers and flutterers..CONGRESS has made situation like RAJA-PRAJA in country...PARTY OF LOOTERS..COMMONWEALTH,CASH FOR VOTE,2G,AADARSH,COAL,APPOINTMENT OF CVC,INFLATION,POLICY PARALYSIS,KILLING DEMOCRATIC VOICES,DEFENDING CORRUPT POLITICIANS...WHO IS RESPONSIBLE????
HAMARA PM KAISA HO ? N GUNGA HO, N BAHERA HO. N KISIKA PAPET HO.SVABHIMANI HO, SVAMANI HO, DESHPREMI HO, ANUBHAVI OR PRAGATISHIL HO. KON HAI AISA ? MANMOHAN ? RAHUL ? YA MARENDRA MODI ? DESHKI JANTAKO YE NKKI KARNEDO.
So BJP has so many contenders. If and when they form the government, we can see the fun of them fighting each other. Modi as P M is not a bad idea. At least we will know what he will do when we see this guy in the PM's Gaddi, given his arrogance. Secondly, he may bring surplus power as he claims in Gujarat and India will become Power-surplus. Great situation.At the same time, he may encourage non-vegetarianism as he has discovered vegetarianism the cause for malnutrition in Gujarat.He will order no beauty-conscious promotion, as that is also another reason for malnutrition. 2014 election will have excitement, as Modi will become P M and the entire country will become Ram Rajya, as his Shishya Advaniji has recently claimed about Gujarat (Modi has outgrown Advaniji hence Modi is the Guru and Advanjii is his Shishya) Modiji had taken classes to the newly elected BJP MLAs in Karnataka. We are now seeing it what Karnataka has become. So we will also have the same fun in 2014.
Gujarat is a power surplus state is not a claim. It is a fact.
Only Rahulji or Soniaji can become PM. We all worship them and even their excreta is divine for us.. God forbid if something happens to them then Roberti ji can also become PM
excellent i agree with you...even digvijay can become pm if robert ji is ready to sacrifice pm post...
PERHAPS INDIAN EXPRESS DOES NOT LIKE shri modiji becoming p.m, so many comments of similar nature. but how can you stop a hurricane , a tsunami ,THE WISH OF WHOLE INDIA. MR PM PL ASK PEOPLE OF GUJARAT FOR YOUR ANSWERS.& WHY THEY VOTE SO? A I AGREE WITH SHRI GADKARI INTERVIEWS EXCEPT THAT ITS NOW HIGH TIME BJP ANNOUCES THEIR P.M CANDIDATE & PREPARES FOR POLLS. IT CAN ONLY BE SHRI MODIJI WHOM ALL PEOPLE & AAM ADMI OF INDIA WANT. THANK YOU.
This is the maturity of purely Indian democratic party. After winning election, elected members will decide who will lead them not like "JI" code parties. Hope your party will not allow price increase 24 x 7. And also protect Indian citizen's interest and will not allow anybody to loot our country. Jai Hind
Modi as PM -Moongeri Laal Ke Hasin Sapne....
First Modi must answer where are the missing children of Gujarat...he must answer what happened in 2002, he must answer who killed Haren Pandya, he must answer that why no Lokayukta in Gujarat, he must answer what CAG report says about his corrupt...before the even think to be PM
Everyone knows abt what happened in 2002,people of gujarat already 2times voted for Modiji so please stop this nonsense ,Hindustan time or Congress times.clearly the editor got lumpsum amount from kongress or flats from DLF
Did Rajiv Gandhi ever answer about the 1984 riots? Did you ever ask him to? Why ask Modi only? Even if he did it, he would have only been following an example already set by the Congress. The Congress has no business to ask these questions.
If your criticing you dont need to be congress. My family has been part of RSS but we dont like Modi especially the way he treated sanjay joshi, praveen togadia. He is not fit to be our PM.
The whole world knows that Modi can not become the PM, he and bjp are doing this drama of Modi being the PM is not to become the PM but to sustain as CM....shame on him
Modi and PM....What a Joke.....Kaua kya jane Hans Ki Chal....
My question to political parties - WHY DO YOU WANT TO CHOOSE A PM AFTER POLLS? What the hell is this? I feel these politicians are like gangsters who want to choose their leader after evaluating the magnitude of power. WHY SHOULDN'T PEOPLE CHOOSE THEIR OWN PM WHO HAS CAPABILITY TO RULE THIS NATION? We say India is largest democratic nation in this world but I strongly feel we are completely autocratic. Gold help India
How can Modi and his followers could forget that there is no no development in rural and tribal areas of Gujarat? Modi has hired PR agencies to project himself as man of development and one who can become the PM but the reality on grass root is totally different. Modi has allowed industrialist to loot Gujarat and if he becomes PM, he will let entire world to loot India...
Modi can not be PM ever in India....we the people of Gujarat will not let him become the CM, forget about the PM!!