Amid reports of rifts in India’s main opposition party over Narendra Modi’s elevation, BJP on Sunday announced that Modi will head the poll campaign committee for 2014 Loksabha elections.
BJP’s president Rajnath Singh while addressing media persons said that Narendra Modi will be the new chairman of the BJP campaign committee and he will lead poll campaign for 2014 general elections.
As per reports, as soon as the announcement was made, party workers started celebrations and NaMo chants erupted at the National Executive meet in Goa.
Singh said that the general elections are a big challenge for the party and Gujarat’s Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been made as the party’s campaign committee head to ensure party’s victory in the upcoming assembly and Loksabha elections.
Earlier, there were media reports that veteran party leader LK Advani isn’t happy with Modi’s elevation and he had decided not to attend BJP’s National Executive meet due these reason.
However, BJP had denied denial of any internal rift in the party over the elevation of Modi as poll campaign chief, although Narendra Modi’s supporters had protested outside Advani’s house on Saturday for not attending the meet.
Meanwhile, Narendra Modi while addressing the party members at the meet said that his main agenda is to remove Congress from power.