New Delhi: Senior BJP leader LK Advani stoked the Nitish Kumar-Narendra Modi war of nerves yet again on Sunday writing on his blog that a "non-Congress, non-BJP Prime Minister heading a government supported by one of these two principle parties" was feasible.
"This has happened in the past also. But, as the Prime Ministership of Ch Charan Singh, Chandrashekharji, Deve Gowda ji and Inder Kumar Gujral ji, as also of Vishwanath Pratap Singh ji have shown, such governments have never lasted long."
He went on to add that the BJP continued to be the beneficiary of the "fast eroding reputation" of the Congress.
Responding to queries, JDU spokesperson Neeraj Kumar said, "To become PM, we have issued our own guidelines which we suggest should be followed upon. We said the PM should be a person who cares about the backward and is positive about it... Someone who respects all the religions should come to this post... Someone who is secular. It is satisfying if a party has thought like this. At the Centre, if this has been agreed, then it is good. On the basis of what media said, we have given our opinion."
Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, "There are no differences within the party on the PM's post. The NDA-BJP will discuss who should fight the elections."
He added, "The party is intact... In 2014, NDA-BJP will fight against corruption. People may be against the NDA but NDA is the only party that shall come to power."