Bangalore: Former BJP ideologue KN Govindacharya on Thursday advised the saffron party to face the Lok Sabha polls in 2014 with ‘collective spirit’ and not to project any of its candidates for the prime ministerial post.

"It would have been prudent for the BJP to go for elections with collective spirit instead of fragmented spirit," he said.

Commenting on the leadership issue in BJP after the elevation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as its campaign committee chief, Govindacharya said it was not persons, but policies of the parties that matter most.

"My perception is that -- it is not the person, but policies which will matter. The BJP should focus on implementing policies. I don't see any change in the policies in future too," he said.

He said the break-up between JD-U and BJP was due to lack of trust and dialogue between the two erstwhile NDA partners. "I don't recognize rivalry and competitiveness in politics. All parties represent people's aspirations. The basic trust and dialogue should never be broken. That is how democracy has to function," he added.


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