"We will decide after talking to everyone," Singh said.

"There is no problem...I want to say," Singh said. "No one is unhappy in the party,” he added.

Asked when the parliamentary party meeting will take place, Singh said, "It will be conveyed to you. It will be announced."

Advani failed to gauge public mood on Narendra Modi

Party spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi added, "Discussions are going on and we will announce the nominee soon. There is no contradiction in the party on who will be the prime ministerial candidate. All is well."

According to party sources, there is a broad agreement on the name of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the party's prime ministerial candidate.

Announcement on Friday?

A formal announcement may be made on Friday when the BJP parliamentary board meets to approve Modi's candidature. But a major concern for Rajnath Singh is to convince senior leaders LK Advani along with Sushma Swaraj, who are of the opinion that a decision on Modi's projection as prime ministerial candidate should be taken after the assembly polls in five states.

In case a general consensus among the parliamentary board does not emerge, Rajnath Singh can also make an announcement even without a parliamentary board meeting as he has the power to do so.

Mohan Bhagwat may meet Modi today

There are reports that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat may meet Modi in Gandhinagar on Thursday to discuss this issue. RSS has categorically said that there is no dispute over Modi's name but the timing of the announcement has to be decided by the BJP.

(JPN/Agencies)

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