New Delhi: The two-day RSS-BJP strategy meet discussed various issues, including the current political scenario and the way ahead for the 2014 general elections, but not the announcement of the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, a senior RSS functionary said yesterday.
However, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sources indicated a decision to name Gujarat Chief Narendra Modi as the party’s prime ministerial candidate has been taken and the announcement could be made in the coming days.
“Various issues were discussed during the two day-meeting. The (announcement of BJP’s) prime ministerial candidate was not on agenda and was not discussed. This meeting was not held to take a decision,” Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Manmohan Vaidya told reporters after the meeting concluded in Vasant Kunj area in south Delhi.
The two-day meeting dubbed as coordination meeting was held against the backdrop of intense discussions in the party on the issue of naming Modi as the prime ministerial candidate. The RSS had said Saturday that it has conveyed its opinion to the BJP on the issue.
The RSS is considered fountainhead of BJP.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had met party veteran L K Advani and senior leader Sushma Swaraj in an apparent effort to reach a consensus on Modi’s name.
According to Vaidya, the meeting attended by senior RSS and BJP leaders discussed issues to be included in the party’s manifesto and the policies to be