"Let us leave the decision on chief ministerial face to our parliamentary board to decide," he said in reply to a volley of questions from reporters here.
    
"We have a a galaxy of leaders (in Bihar) ... But in BJP it is only the Parliamentary Board that decides on issues like declaring the chief ministerial face or going to polls under collective leadership," the BJP national spokesperson said.

Asked whether BJP felt any pressure to declare its Chief Ministerial face for Bihar after the secular alliance did so about a month ago by projecting incumbent Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the high-profile job, he said, "Our rivals did so as they have only one leader available for the post.
    
"In contrast, BJP has many choices and has its own decision-making mechanism to take up such matters," he said.
    
In a jibe at Kumar for sealing his allies' approval as the chief ministerial candidate much in advance, he said the ruling JD(U) has got "only the arrow and not the bow which the BJP has in Bihar."
    
Hussain referred to arrow as the face and bow as mass base. On his own name cropping up as a potential Chief Ministerial face of the NDA, Hussain refused to acknowledge any speculation on his candidature. "If a leader is capable, then caste or religion will not come in the way of selection for any post (in BJP)."

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