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Jan 30, 2013 at 08:31am IST

JD(U) hits out at Yashwant Sinha for endorsing Modi as PM candidate

New Delhi: There is a battle within the NDA after Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha endorsed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's name as NDA's possible Prime Ministerial candidate. The JD(U) has hit back at Yashwant Sinha for sidelining allies, saying he's crossing his brief. "I challenge Mr Yashwant Sinha to withdraw support from the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar. He is exceeding his brief," JD(U) leader Devesh Chandra Thakur said.

This came after Yashwant Sinha openly endorsed Modi as the NDA's Prime Ministerial candidate for 2014. He, however, said that it was his personal opinion.

Yashwant Sinha said that the party needed to be prepared for 2014 General Elections and that the Gujarat Chief Minister was the party's best bet.