Darbhanga: Amid rising speculation of a growing rift between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) over Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's name being projected as the National Democratic Alliance's prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections, BJP leader Kirti Azad on Sunday said the party and its other allies would decide on future prospects if the Nitish Kumar and Sharad Yadav-led JD-U choose to go out of the opposition alliance.
"Every ally partner of the NDA are free to put their opinion. If the coalition breaks, we will see what our party can do. But our party president has assured that there is no any problem within NDA," said Azad.
"It shows the internal democracy within the NDA and BJP that various people are coming with different opinion and views. We are not like the Congress, where PM is pre-determined," he added.
According to media reports, the BJP is likely to announce Modi as their prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections. The JD-U, however, sees Modi as a poor choice given his 'communal past'.
Both parties are running a coalition government in Bihar for the last eight years.