"These things are decided by party's Central Election Committee and any individual cannot say whether he can fight from a place A or B," Singh said. (Agencies)
He was replying to a question on possibility of Modi fighting the next Lok Sabha polls from Lucknow. To another question on the Gujarat Chief Minister, he said, "The fact cannot be denied that if there is most popular leader at this time in the country, it is Narendra Modi."
When asked that BJP had lost allies after Modi's elevation in the party, he indicated that there will be pre-poll and post-poll alliances. Singh asserted that senior party leader LK Advani had no problem with Modi's elevation.
"He is our senior most leader, our guardian and our everything. He has every right to point it out to me (referring to Advani's recent letter)...he has no grudge against Modi. You must have seen that after Modi's name was declared, he expressed happiness, during a visit to Chhattisgarh," Singh said.
He sought to downplay the absence of Modi and some other Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states from the National Integration Council meeting in Delhi on Monday.
"Leader of Opposition, Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj was there...whatever our top leaders say, for us that is the party's line," he said. To another question, he said the party will soon make its vision document public, under which it will spell out how it intends to take the country forward, among other issues.
When asked if Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would be made the NDA convenor after JDU chief Sharad Yadav's party parted ways with BJP and the post fell vacant, he said Advani, who is NDA chairman, can give answer this question.
Singh arrived here on Sunday evening on a two-day visit and held meetings with party's core groups of northern states -- Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh, in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
On being asked if there was a possibility of BS Yeddyurappa's return to the party, he replied, "As far as Karnataka is concerned, there is no such proposal before us."
He also said there had been no talk recently with Chandrababu Naidu about reviving alliance with erstwhile partner TDP so far. On the issue of some Sikh farmers facing eviction from their land in Gujarat, Singh said, "It is only an issue raked up by Congress. If you meet Sikhs there, you will find there is no such problem as is being projected. Punjab CM and Sukhbir Singh Badal have already talked to Modi in this regard."
When asked if Congress MP Rao Inderjit Singh, who on Monday said that he was bidding goodbye to "Congress politics," would join BJP, Singh said, "Rao Inderjit is a nice man, he is an able leader." When prodded, Rajnath said, "Samajhdar ko ishara kaafi hai."
Inderjit was recently in the limelight for demanding a probe into land deals of Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra. He said that he was bidding goodbye to "Congress politics" at a rally in Rewari.
Singh said various surveys have found that BJP is in a strong position, more than ever before, and was poised to perform well in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
"These things are decided by party's Central Election Committee and any individual cannot say whether he can fight from a place A or B," Singh said.