Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi is likely to be appointed the chairman of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s election committee by the end of March, according to media reports, even as the man who won a third consecutive election in the western state emerged as the star of the ongoing conclave of the party.
At the ongoing conclave of the BJP, Modi is getting a special treatment, reports said. He was welcomed specially for the massive win in the state elections for the third consecutive term.
With the upcoming assembly polls and the general elections in 2014 in focus, the BJP is holding its National Council and National Executive meeting in New Delhi from Friday.
The National Executive was held on March 1 while the two day national council is being held from March 2.
Media reports said some party leaders are pitching for Modi to be selected as the prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 polls.
"2014 will be the time of BJP and we have to all try for that unitedly," said BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad quoting leaders like former president Nitin Gadkari and president Rajnath Singh.
"Modi was specially welcomed for third consecutive win. Modi has created a new record among the BJP chief ministers. Rajnath Singh and all others congratulated him for that," said Prasad.
The conclave will chalk out the road map for strategies and preparations for the upcoming general elections. Party workers will be conveyed to go to the public with the slogan of f ´´sushasan sankalp BJP vikalp´´, meaning "Resolve for Good Governance, BJP as Alternative".