It is up to BJP to decide on PM candidate: RSS
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Last Updated: Sunday, October 16, 2011, 17:18
Gorakhpur: As the debate in the BJP over its Prime Ministerial candidate refuses to die down, the RSS on Sunday said senior leader LK will himself make it clear if he is in the race for the post and insisted it is up to the party to decide on the matter when it comes.

"Advani has said it in his own words... there is still time. The party decides the issue and it will decide. I think, perhaps, he has also said this is an issue to be decided by the party. I think he will himself make it clear. The Sangh has never asked him to," RSS General Secretary Suresh "Bhaiyyaji" Joshi said here.

Asked who between Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley and Narendra Modi is best suited to become BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate, he said this decision will have to be made by the party.

"Sangh does not take such decisions and neither do we give directions," Joshi said.

BJP President Nitin Gadkari has already said a decision on who will be the Prime Ministerial candidate will be taken by the party's highest decision-making body, the Parliamentary Board, after the general elections.

However, since then several leaders, including Advani, have spoken in voices different from that of Gadkari.


First Published: Sunday, October 16, 2011, 17:18

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