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BJP to back Mamata no-trust motion

New Delhi, Oct. 7 (PTI): The BJP today said it would support any no-confidence motion moved by Mamata Banerjee and declared that its prime ministerial candidate will be decided after the Lok Sabha polls.

“100 per cent. We will support her... there is one formula,” BJP president Nitin Gadkari said. He said the UPA government had no moral authority and that it had lost majority in Parliament after the Trinamul Congress quit the coalition.

On the party’s prime ministerial candidate, Gadkari told news channel CNN-IBN: “Appropriate time... we will decide... after the Lok Sabha election. Let us wait for some time, after election what number of seats we will get on that basis we will decide, who will be the candidate.”

He said “getting majority” is the main aim of the BJP.

Gadkari denied that Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had made a suggestion to declare the prime ministerial candidate of the NDA before the polls and said: “He never says like this.”

“There are many leaders who are capable to become a PM. From (L.K.) Advani to Arun (Jaitley) to Sushma (Swaraj), Rajnath Singh, (Murli Manohar) Joshi, Narendra Modi, they all are capable for the PM. They all are people’s leaders and the group of all capable leaders is the think tank for the party, and we will decide at the appropriate time who will be our candidate,” he said.

On the allegations of him having business links with MP Ajay Sancheti, the BJP chief said: “I challenge the Congress party and the media — if you have a single evidence which can prove that I have a direct, indirect business link with Ajay Sancheti or Sharad Pawar please prove that.... I will leave politics.”