Chacko blames PM for failing to take UPA’s chievements to people

Ignoring protests from within, the BJP appeared firm on fielding its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi and party president Rajnath Singh from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. Both are likely to figure in the fourth list of Lok Sabha candidates, expected late on Saturday, said party sources.

Mr. Modi, however, may have to contend with Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal in Varanasi.

“Mr. Kejriwal is most likely to contest Lok Sabha election against Mr. Modi in Varanasi,” AAP's member of Political Affairs Committee Manish Sisodia told The Hindu here on Saturday. “The PAC will take the final call,” he, however, added.  But trouble in the BJP — and also the Congress — showed no signs of abating as dissenting senior leaders of both parties continued to vent their disagreements in public.  

 In Kochi, admitting that the situation is not favourable for the Congress, senior leader P.C. Chacko obliquely blamed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for failing to take the government’s achievements to the people.

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