Narendra Modi set to be BJP's PM candidate: Reports

The announcement of Modi's anointment is likely before the crucial assembly polls.

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to announce Narendra Modi as it s prime ministerial candidate for the upcoming 2014 general elections, according to a NDTV report.

The formal announcement of Modi's anointment will be made by September before the crucial assembly polls to be held in five states.

According to sources, a crucial RSS-BJP meeting on August 1 will finalise the future course.

The party president Rajnath Singh may anoint Narendra Modi as BJP's PM candidate after meeting with top RSS leaders.

The BJP for long had attempted to divert attention from the issue of PM candidature, and said that it has been working to root out misgovernance and corruption from the country.

According to a report, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has also conveyed its support for naming Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate and has tried to bring BJP veteran Lal Krishna Advani on board to back the proposal.

It may be recalled here that Lal Krishna Advani and BJP President Rajnath Singh had earlier last week individually met the top RSS functionaries in Nagpur.

Earlier this year, the BJP announced the formation of 'Team Modi' for the 2014 polls.

The team comprised of 20 panels to focus on various aspects of electioneering for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls under Gujarat Chief Minister's leadership.(With inputs from agencies)