BJP names Narendra Modi as its candidate for Prime Minister

NEW DELHI: India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday nominated hardline Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi as its candidate for Prime Minister in the upcoming elections as the country is due to hold its largest-ever general elections within eight months.

“Sri Narendra Modi will be our prime ministerial candidate,” BJP president Rajnath Singh told a press conference on Friday.

“I will work hard to achieve victory for the BJP in 2014 elections,” Modi, who will celebrate his 63rd birthday on September 17, said afterwards, describing himself as a “small party worker” from a small town.

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