Narendra Modi to contest Lok Sabha elections from one seat in Gujarat: BJP

"I can definitely say that Modiji will fight elections from one seat in Gujarat," said Vijay Rupani.

Ahmedabad | Updated: March 13, 2014 4:36 pm

The BJP on Thursday announced that Chief Minister Narendra Modi will contest elections from one seat in the state, without ruling out the possibility that he may fight on a second seat from Uttar Pradesh.

“I can definitely say that Modiji will fight elections from one seat in Gujarat,” state BJP general secretary Vijay Rupani told reporters in Ahmedabad.

“There has been a clamour to invite Narendra Modi to fight elections from four main cities of the state — Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara and Surat. Our party workers wish that he should contest from Gujarat,” Rupani said.

“Our (state BJP) parliamentary board had met over the last four days in which it was finalised that Modi would contest from one seat in Gujarat,” he said, adding that the decision on which seat he will contest is yet to be taken.

When asked if Modi will also contest from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP leader said, “I do not know anything about that seat, but it will be decided by our central parliamentary board.”

There has been lot of confusion on from which seat Modi will enter the poll fray.

The BJP prime ministerial candidate is in Delhi to attend the central parliamentary board and central election committee meeting.

However, state party leaders said that candidates for Gujarat seats will not be discussed in those meetings on Thursday.

In reply to a question on whether party veteran L.K Advani will be contesting from Gandhinagar, from where he holds the seat for five terms, Rupani said, “The central parliamentary board will decide about it.”

“We have not finalised panel of names for the Lok Sabha seats in the first round of meeting of parliamentary board. We will sit again after Holi festival to do that,” he said.

BJP Gujarat unit’s parliamentary board had met on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the residence of Modi, in his
presence.

“Our (state) parliamentary board is likely to meet again to finalise the names of panels of candidates for the 26 Lok Sabha seats,” state BJP spokesperson Harsad Patel said.

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First Published on: March 13, 2014 4:19 pm
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    krishna
    Mar 13, 2014 at 6:49 pm
    good move by BJP...Its fair with the people of gujarath...
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      Dev
      Mar 15, 2014 at 6:15 am
      BJP is no different from Congress. Both favors dynasty, corruption, do not care for common people of country. In India, there are rulers (most of them goondas ) and on opposite side innocent people. Common people of country has lost hope. It is sad but true. To become PM, it is OK to dynasty, corrupted people. What a joke to common people!!Wake up people. These so called politicians are not any more smart than ordinary people. (They are crooks) They do not run the country. Country is run by IAS officers but politicians can not control them as they have no practical experience of administration.
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        Devendra Singh
        Mar 14, 2014 at 10:22 am
        There should be age limit for politicains - at best 75 Years so that netas like MM, Advani, M Joshi ---- is out from contesting elections.
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          sitara
          Mar 15, 2014 at 3:06 am
          is he scared he might lose in Varanasi??
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            trn
            Mar 15, 2014 at 5:54 am
            if he were a por,visionary.and.messaiah of the nation. how come he goes for asafe seat in his state.
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              Vinayak Hiremath
              Mar 14, 2014 at 2:58 am
              BJP rallied behind Congress to declare PM candidate but when it comes to seat selection they are still fighting between them. Interesting.
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