Modi discusses 2014 polls with new BJP chief

By: admin
Updated: 27 Jan 2013 03:10 AM

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, a top contender in the
BJP for the post of prime minister, met the party's new president, Rajnath
Singh, on Sunday and held "detailed discussions" on the 2014 Lok Sabha

Modi said he came to Delhi to meet and congratulate Rajnath Singh, who was
unanimously elected the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president on
Wednesday. Watch: Modi
meets Rajnath

Talking to reporters after the meeting, which lasted for more than two
hours, the two leaders said they discussed mainly the 2014 Lok Sabha
elections. They refused to give any details.

"The day I was elected party president, Narendra bhai called me and
congratulated me. He said he will come to Delhi and meet me," Rajnath
Singh told reporters.

"We sat together for a couple of hours and discussed about Gujarat, and
2014 elections were also discussed," he said.

Modi, who visited Rajnath Singh at his residence, also said he sought the
new BJP president's "guidance" for what more should be done in Gujarat.

"I sought his guidance for what more should BJP do to serve the people in
Gujarat and people of India. We also had detailed discussions on the
coming general elections," Modi said.

Rajnath Singh was unanimously elected BJP president on Wednesday,
replacing Nitin Gadkari at the last moment.

Gadkari had to let go a second term at the last minute because of charges
of financial irregularities in companies involved with Purti Group, with
which he has been associated.

Rajnath Singh will head the BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, and the
meeting assumes significance as Modi is one of the prominent contenders
for prime minister's post from the BJP.

The party has, however, kept quiet on its choice for the top post.

Watch: Modi
meets Rajnath
Also read: Rajnath
Singh elected unopposed as BJP president