Delhi far for BJP, says Manish Tewari

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 09:00 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) With debate raging in the BJP over making Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi its prime ministerial candidate, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari Tuesday said Delhi is far for the party, immaterial of who leads it in general election.

"BJP projected Atal Bihari Vajpayee as its prime ministerial candidate in 2004 and lost it. Similar thing happened with L.K. Advani in 2009. As of now, 2014 elections are far and Delhi is far for BJP," Tewari told reporters.

Former union minister and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha Monday backed Modi for Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate but the party said that a decision will come "at an appropriate time".

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