Modi all set to be announced as BJP’s PM candidate

New Delhi, Sep 13: Gujarat CM Narendra Modi is set to be named as Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate on Friday evening, capping a 12-year reign as Gujarat chief minister with an anointment that could underscore isolation of dissenting senior leader LK Advani.

On Thursday, Advani was the last person in the party standing against Modi’s immediate elevation, with several of his colleagues such as Murli Manohar Joshi and Sushma Swaraj choosing to fall in line with the majority decision, a leader familiar with the developments said.

Along with Advani, Joshi and Swaraj had earlier sought a delay in the anointment until the completion of a clutch of assembly elections later this year.

Earlier, BJP’s mentor RSS has declared its green signal to announce Modi as PM candidate.

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