CPI pulls up BJP as Shiv Sena shows hesitation in backing Modi for PM

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): With the Shiv Sena not appearing to be enthused about projecting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the NDA's Prime Ministerial candidate in the next Lok Sabha polls, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Atul Kumar Anjan on Saturday said there is not a single leader in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who has any commitment towards the Constitution, which says that India is a socialist, democratic and secular republic.

"There are many faces in the BJP, less political ,more different types of faces. There are communal faces, hard communal faces. The faces, which do not believe in the composite culture. Many of the faces of the BJP today which we see in public glare are the activists of some soap operas; they are the activists of some serials," said Anjan.

"There are some leaders who are engaged unethical activities despite their party preaching ethical values. But none of them have any commitment towards the Constitution, which says that India is a socialist, democratic, secular republic," he added.

Speaking at a programme organised by Assocham yesterday, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said : "The country needs a reliable face. Can you find one face who fits? Can you see one? Since we cannot see a clear face, let us elect a strong government."

"We have a lot of credible people. Have some patience. We will definitely show you the face," he said later, when asked as to who would be the NDA's face in 2014.

The Sena chief's comment assumes significance for it comes at a time when the BJP has virtually decided to project him as its Prime Ministerial nominee for the Lok Sabha polls next year.

Uddhav Thackeray yesterday also had an hour-long meeting with BJP veteran Lal Krishna Advani, who had last month revolted against Modi's nomination as BJP's election campaign committee chief. (ANI)

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