New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday announced Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections.
The announcement came after a meeting of the party's parliamentary board here this evening, which unanimously decided to project Modi as the prime ministerial candidate.
"We have projected Narendra Modi as our PM candidate," BJP President Rajnath Singh told media here after the parliamentary board meeting.
Modi, who was honoured by several senior leaders on the occasion, will be meeting BJP veteran Lal Krishna Advani later in the day.
"I would like to tell you that Modiji is going to meet Advaniji soon to seek his blessings," added Singh.
Advani was not present in the parliamentary board meeting.
Several attempts had earlier been made by senior leaders to convince Advani, who had resigned from all party posts when Modi was appointed the election campaign committee chief in Goa earlier this year.
The BJP President even met the stalwart at the latter's residence here on Wednesday, but failed to convince him. (ANI)