JD(U) president Sharad Yadav on Friday sought to downplay the clamour for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s projection as the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate and said that the decision would be taken at the meeting of the NDA constituents.

“The decision on the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate will be taken at the NDA constituents’ meeting,” he told reporters.

As far as he is concerned, the BJP has not discussed with its allies about its Prime Minister candidate for the next general elections, Mr. Yadav said, and added that the BJP president has said as much on the issue.

BJP president Rajnath Singh has publicly said that his party’s Prime Ministerial nominee will be decided at the meeting of the NDA in due course of time, said the JD (U) president, who is also the convenor of the NDA.

However, local BJP leaders continued to favour Mr. Modi’s projection as the Prime Ministerial candidate much to the annoyance of the senior coalition partner in Bihar. - PTI