‘NDA has not zeroed in on PM candidate’

AMID suggestions by some BJP leaders that Narendra Modi was fit to be the Prime Minister, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said the NDA has not yet decided on its Prime Ministerial candidate and will do so at a later stage.

At a session of the 'Agenda' programme organised by the news channel 'Aaj Tak', the Bihar Chief Minister said that the Prime Minister should be the leader of the largest party of the alliance and not a nominated person.

"We don't have any information that the BJP has decided on its Prime Ministerial candidate and if they want the support of allies of NDA, they will have to come to the NDA and share with us. At that time, there will be proposal about who is the candidate and what we have to do. That time is not here yet... What I see is that both parties (Congress and BJP) have not yet decided on the issue," Nitish said. Kumar was replying to a question on whom he would support for Prime Ministership between the Congress and the BJP if the BJP chooses Modi for the post.

Recently, BJP leaders including Sushma Swaraj have stated that the Gujarat Chief Minister was fit to be the next Prime Minister.

On the possibility of a government being formed under his leadership, Kumar said: "I am far, far away from this race. I do not even dream about it."

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