New Delhi: Former Disinvestment minister and BJP leader Arun Shourie has no doubts at all over PM candidature of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
Coming out openly in support of Modi's candidature for the hot seat, Shourie said that While Modi is the PM candidate of BJP, his rivals are just ‘stateless leaders' from Delhi.
“Modi is BJP candidate,” Shourie told Karan Thapar in an interview.
Terming Modi's rivals as ‘stateless' leaders, Shourie said, “Gyani Ji had said 'India mein do tarah ke leaders hain, state leaders like Kamraj, SK Patil or dooje stateless leaders like VP Singh'.
Asked if he was comparing Modi's rivals like Sushma Swaraj and L K Advani with V P Singh, Shourie said, “I am not comparing them to anybody in Delhi. I'm saying that Modi has united the party at the grassroot level as far as I can see. I am not in touch with the party, but if that is the party of workers and volunteers are all for him, I am sure that people in Delhi will now reconcile with him.”