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Role of senior BJP leaders to be decided collectively: Rajnath Singh

Friday, 16 May 2014 - 6:00pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: PTI

An elated Rajnath Singh today gave credit to the party and persona of Narendra Modi for the spectacular performance of BJP in the elections and said role of senior party leaders including LK Advani would be decided collectively and with consensus.

"I am happy and satisfied. It is people's mandate for change and it is a mandate for Modi's popularity... Time has come to re-write Indian success story," BJP president Singh said as the BJP-led NDA is set to come to power at the Centre after defeating Congress-led UPA.

"The role of senior BJP leaders including LK Advani would be taken after meeting of the central parliamentary board," he said to repeated questions on the responsibility of leaders like Advani and Sushma Swaraj in the new government.

To a question related to reported reservations expressed by Swaraj and Advani over the leadership of Modi, Singh said the BJP is united on Modi's leadership.
"The reports about differences over leadership are baseless," he told a packed press conference.

When asked if the mandate shows end of dynastic politics, the BJP leader said this kind of victory cannot be achieved through "negative" agenda. He said the BJP fought the Lok Sabha elections on the agenda of good governance and development.

People have also the example of development works done by Modi as chief minister for 12 years in Gujarat. He said it is for the first time after 1984 that a single party and pre-poll alliance has got a clear majority to form government at the Centre.

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