New Delhi, Sept 14 IBNS | 12 months ago

Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) succumbed to the treats of its ideological patron Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and announced Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate


"BJP succumbs to threats of RSS and Ramdev and declare Modi as BJP's PM candidate. Do we still call RSS as a Cultural Organisation?" Singh posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

As the BJP on Friday named Modi as its prime ministerial candidate, party patriarch LK Advani expressed his disappointment to party president Rajnath Singh over the issue.

Ending all speculations and signalling the end of Advani era, the BJP on expected lines named Modi as the PM candidate of the party for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

"The BJP is having a tradition to announce its Prime Ministerial candidate. The Parliamentary Board of the BJP met today and decided that Narendra Modi will be our PM candidate for the next Lok Sabha elections," declared BJP president Rajnath Singh here at the BJP headquarters amid jubilation by the party workers.

In a letter sent to Singh shortly before the parliamentary board met, Advani wrote, "I had told you I would consider whether to attend the meeting... I think it's best if I don't."

He said he is disappointed with the way the party is conducted.

(Posted on 14-09-2013)