R P N Singh says Parliamentary elections are fought on ideologies, not individuals

New Delhi, Feb. 2 (ANI): Amid mounting speculations that the upcoming general elections will be a fight between Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Minister of State for Home Affairs, R. P. N. Singh on Saturday said that Parliamentary elections are not contested on the basis of individual candidates but on the basis of ideologies.

Reacting to the media reports that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may nominate Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate for the general election 2014, R. P. N. Singh said: "BJP is yet to finalise any name, but elections are not contested on the basis of individuals; it is a fight of ideologies and the Congress contests election with the ideology of humanity."

"We fight the upcoming elections under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, and I think the country will definitely recognise the work that the UPA has done for the common people," said R P N Singh.

On the other had, BJP vice-president Kalraj Mishra said that Modi has emerged as the most favoured leader among the people and the party has also realised this fact.

"Though the party is yet to finalise any name, but it is true that Modi's candidature is above all. The party will take a suitable decision in today's meeting at Kumbh Mela. Our top leadership will decide the future course of action consulting people from Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and other saints in the meeting," said Mishra.

According to some media reports, the BJP is likely to announce Modi's name as prime ministerial candidate for 2014 general elections at Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. (ANI)


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