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Sep 13, 2013 at 09:40pm IST

BJP declares Narendra Modi as its PM candidate for the 2014 polls

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday declared Gujarat Chief Minister and party's campaign committee chief Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections. The decision to make Modi as the PM candidate was taken by the BJP's Parliamentary Board in New Delhi and was announced by party President Rajnath Singh.

Out of the 12 members of the BJP Parliamentary Board, only 10 members attended the meeting. Apart from Rajnath, leaders present were Murli Manohar Joshi, M Venkaiah Naidu, Nitin Gadkari, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Narendra Modi, Ananth Kumar, Thawarchand Gehlot and Ramlal.

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari vajpayee could not attend the meeting due to his ill health and Advani skipped the meet as he was opposing Modi's candidature decision.

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