Narendra Modi for PM: ayes and nays

Even though Rajnath Singh issued a virtual gag order to partymen clamouring for Modi as PM, there was open defiance. A look at who said what

Sharad Yadav: JDU Chief

I have never seen such a mad rush for prime ministership in the last six decades. Enough of such discoveries have been made, now this unnecessary tendency to discover (PM candidate) should come to an end and people should pay attention to real issues.

Shatrughan Sinha: BJP Leader

I agree with Yashwant Sinha and support his stand for declaring Modi the party's prime ministerial candidate. Modi is an able and popular leader and a successful chief minister of a leading state.

Rajnath Singh: BJP President

I would like to appeal to all the ministers that they should not make any comments for the post of PM’s candidate. The BJP has had a history of not making comments on this. The central parliamentary board of BJP takes the final decision.

Maneka Gandhi: BJP Leader

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is among five to six BJP top leaders who can make a good Prime Minister. I will support the party in all its decisions (on the selection of its prime ministerial candidate).