On Friday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj met party patriarch LK Advani in a bid to mollify him following the party’s decision to name Gujarat Chief Minister NarendraModi as its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections.
And, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said, “People of the country will not tolerate or accept a leader, whose idea and policy is divisive,” adding that BJP’s decision as ‘Vinash kale vipreet buddhi’ (When we face difficult times, our thinking gets warped).
Meanwhile, Modi is expected to target the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government on national security in his first rally today as the BJP's prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections today.
Modi will speak on matters concerning ex-servicemen, including challenges faced by them in seeking post-retirement employment. His speech is likely to be watched for any promises he makes on issues concerning ex-servicemen and his attack on the UPA government for its handling of security issues such as incursions by China and repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan.
A day before the event, Haryana Power Minister Ajay Singh Yadav said Haryana did not have to take lessons from Modi's model of governance in Gujarat. “Modi should have chosen a state that lags Gujarat. Haryana is ahead of Gujarat in key fields, including social welfare schemes, especially for defence personnel and ex-servicemen,” Yadav said.
Photos: 'Dangal' girls Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Shaikh's dinner outing
Photos: Salman Khan, Daisy Shah spotted at the Mumbai airport
Photos: Rakhi Sawant to play Honeypreet in Ram Rahim biopic
Photos: Arvind Kejriwal asks Kamal Haasan to join politics
Photos: TV actress who played goddesses on the small screen