Top BJP leaders Rajnath, Jaitley, Gadkari meet Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar
Top BJP leaders Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Nitin Gadkari met Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar on Wednesday.
Zee Media Bureau
Gandhinagar: Top BJP leaders Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Nitin Gadkari met Narendra Modi here on Wednesday. The meeting was held to discuss the situation that will arise out of the declaration of Lok Sabha poll results on May 16, as per reports.
The meeting reportedly went on for five hours.
After the meeting Rajnath said that NDA would welcome any support hat they get from any party.
Modi tweeted a picture of his meeting with the three BJP leaders.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 14, 2014
Before the meeting, state BJP spokesperson Harsad Patel had told a news agency that Rajnath Singh, the party chief, and the other two leaders will discuss with Modi election-related issues.
In the run-up to their meeting with Modi today, Rajnath Singh and his predecessor as BJP president Gadkari had a long meeting at Singh`s residence in Delhi discussing the party`s future strategy. They also held confabulations with senior RSS leaders, sources said.
Gadkari had a meeting with Modi in Gandhinagar on Monday.
As part of the flurry of high-level meetings, Gadkari met party veteran LK Advani on Tuesday in Delhi and discussed with him the unfolding situation and the post-poll scenario.
"As BJP is the obvious front-runner to form the government, party leaders are meeting to strategise over likely scenarios which are expected to be thrown up on May 16 when the counting of votes take place," a party source said.
Sources said top party leaders have been meeting each other for the last couple of days.
Rajnath Singh has met Sushma Swaraj while Modi held meetings with a number of leaders, including Singh, besides the Sangh leadership and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh.
Earlier, Modi and Rajnath Singh had separately met top RSS leaders.
There is speculation in party circles over the future role of Rajnath Singh--whether he will remain BJP chief or join the government if NDA forms the ministry.
(With PTI inputs)