New Delhi: Even as Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is being increasingly perceived as BJP’s best prime ministerial candidate in 2014, some leaders continue to be pensive over the move.
A day after senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said Modi is "fit" for the top post, another party leader Venkaiah Naidu played down the entire issue.
“All channels are making Modi as PM candidate, there is no discussion in party about PM, and many have capable candidates, including Modi,” Naidu said.
While campaigning for the upcoming Gujarat elections, Sushma Swaraj had said, "There are no boundaries for the post of Prime Minister. I feel Narendra Modi is capable to become the next PM and I have no doubts about it. He is both capable and suitable for holding the PM's post."
Other party leaders are also treading the cautious line. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, “Right now focus is Gujarat. When national elections are announced in 2013/14 then we will decide PM candidate.”
First Published: Tuesday, December 04, 2012, 12:34