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Narendra Modi to contest from 2 Lok Sabha seats in 2014 General Elections


Bhupendra Chaubey, CNN-IBN
Jul 11, 2013 at 10:24am IST

New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party poll campaign panel chief Narendra Modi is likely to contest from two Lok Sabha seats in the 2014 General Elections, sources said. He will be contesting from both Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, sources added.

Sources said that Modi's candidature from Uttar Pradesh has been backed by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). When the senior BJP leader LK Advani had resigned from all party posts in the wake of elevation of Modi as party poll panel chief, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had acted as a peacemaker and convinced Advani to come back to the party fold.

Sources also said that for the BJP to grow substantially, it needs to grow in Uttar Pradesh and Modi is likely to contest from a seat in eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Modi's close aide Amit Shah, who is the party's UP in-charge, has been given the responsibility to find the best possible option for the Gujarat Chief Minister.

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