BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitaraman has challenged the AICC leadership to declare its prime ministerial candidate first. The BJP would announce its candidate only after the Congress did so, she said when a member of the audience asked her if her party would project Gujarat CM Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate in the 2014 general elections.
She was speaking at a workshop organised by Prajna Bharati and Social Cause at Sundaraiah Vignana Kendram here on Sundday.
“As leader of the coalition government the Congress has the responsibility to declare its prime ministerial candidate and speak out its mind on the future of Manmohan Singh.” She said she did not understand why every one was asking the BJP to declare its candidate but not posing the same question to the Congress.
Earlier, speaking on corruption, she justified the BJP-led NDA stalling Parliament on the coal scam. The Apex Court has taken action only on 2G spectrum allotment and Commonwealth Games scams, she alleged.