Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari said his party would decide upon a candidate for the Prime Minister's post at an appropriate time, but added that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was one of the candidates.
Gadkari's statement comes a few hours after the Special Investigation Team (SIT) report which said it found no prosecutable evidence against Modi in the 2002 Gujarat riots
Despite his alleged role in the 2002 Gujarat riots, he remains one of BJP's prime candidates that can lead the party to power at the centre.
Modi has been the most successful chief minister of Gujarat and has been hailed for pulling up the sagging economy of the state. Here's a look at BJP's top contender for the PM's post:
The man whose Rath first drove a party with just two seats in Parliament straight onto the national stage, clearly believes that their anti-corruption drive will propel the BJP closer towards power in the next general election and achieve his long-standing ambition to occupy the office of prime minister.
If you’re looking for spunk, she’s got plenty of it. Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj is one of BJP’s most vocal leaders.
Arun Jaitley could be a candidate, although there isn’t too much noise about it. Almost controversy-free and the fact that he is BJP’s chief trouble shooter makes him a prime candidate.