* Meeting at Advani's residence over. While leaving Advani's house, Sushma Swaraj said that there is no official word about a Parliamentary board meeting yet and that meetings are still on.
* Akali Dal leader Naresh Gujral says that the NDA stands united over Modi's PM candidature. A formal announcement is likely at 5 pm on Friday.
* According to television reports, a BJP source has said that LK Advani has informed Sushma Swaraj and Rajnath Singh that he will not be interested in working for the party if Modi is projected as the party's prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
* BJP President Rajnath Singh also calls Shriromani Akali Dal chief Parkash Singh Badal and informs him that Narendra Modi will be the party's prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
* BJP President Rajnath Singh calls Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to inform him that BJP is nominating Narendra Modi as the prime ministerial candidate. A formal announcement is likely at 5 pm on Friday.
* Meanwhile, in a last ditch attempt to placate Advani, Nitin Gadkari has once again reached the leader's residence along with Sushma Swaraj.
The Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to announce Narendra Modi's name as the party's prime ministerial candidate at a board meeting on Friday evening even as senior leader LK Advani threatened to quit if Rajnath Singh goes through with his decision.
Singh said a decision on the party’s prime ministerial candidate will be taken after discussions and consultations.
“We will decide after the talks are held,” he told media in New Delhi, when asked as to when the BJP would come out with the name of its prime ministerial candidate.
The BJP chief is making sincere efforts to bring all senior leaders on board for officially naming Modi as the party’s prime ministerial candidate.
However, Modi's anoinment faces stiff opposition from senior party leader LK Advani and his supporters. According to television reports, the anti-Modi camp denies being intimated about the boar meeting on Friday.
On Thursday, Advani was the only one in the party standing against Modi's elevation, with other senior leaders of the party such as Murli Manohar Joshi and Sushma Swaraj choosing to fall in line with the majority decision.
While most of Advani's supporters seem to have deserted the leader, his former aide Sudheendra Kulkarni took to Twitter to question the party's decision.
A socially polarising leader has polarised his own party.Can he run a smooth, stable and effective government at the Centre?THINK SERIOUSLY!— Sudheendra Kulkarni (@SudheenKulkarni) September 12, 2013
The anti-Modi camp wants him to give up his post as Gujarat chief minister if named as the PM candidate. The anti-Modi camp also wants someone else to replace Modi as the BJP's election campaign head.
According to certain media reports, Advani has reportedly told Rajnath Singh that fronting Modi as the party's candidate for Prime Minister will be a ‘disaster’ and will ‘destroy the BJP’s prospects’ in the general elections next year.
However, a last ditch attempt to resolve the issue with Advani is like to be made on Friday as BJP leaders are expected to meet the party patriarch later in the day.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which is the BJP’s ideological mentor, is of the view that any delay in announcing Modi’s candidature will not do any good to the party’s prospects in the general elections.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena on Friday said that it will support Modi or "any other candidate" named by the BJP as the prime ministerial candidate.
Taking a dig at RSS over its stand on Modi, Congress leader and Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari tweeted, "A Nagpur-based shadowy cabal of unaccountable geriatric gentlemen in period attire can ram decisions down BJP's throat and call it internal democracy".
In an attempt to placate Advani, Nitin Gadkari held a meeting with the senior leader following which he left for Sushma Swaraj's residence.
* Narendra Modi likely to meet LK Advani ahead of the BJP prime ministerial candidate announcement.
* Murli Manohar Joshi states that Modi is already the choice of the party.
* LK Advani likely to miss the BJP parliamentary board meeting
* Following his announcement BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate, Modi says BJP needs blessings of people in this time of national crisis. He also said, "I am hopeful the country will stand up against corruption and for development in 2014."
* LK Advani tells Rajnath Singh about his disappointment over his style of functioning
* Narendra Modi to visit LK Advani to seek his blessing