New Delhi: Bihar BJP unit chief CP Thakur on Monday said that the outcome of the Gujarat assembly elections will seal Chief Minister Narendra Modi's fate in the race to become the NDA's 2014 prime ministerial candidate.

Thakur, who received a call from Modi to campaign in the Gujarat polls, said that the Gujarat elections result will play a vital role in deciding the PM nominee.

“I believe Gujarat election result will hold the key. If Modi gets a thumping majority, who knows he can be a frontrunner in the NDA PM candidate race,” he said.

Earlier, the party president had said the prime ministerial candidate's name will be decided only after the 2014 polls.

Thakur, who has sent 20 BJP workers to Gujarat, further informed that he will campaign in Gujarat after November 15. According to reports, Bihar BJP ministers Ashwini Choubey and Giriraj Singh have already agreed to visit Gujarat. Thakur said that he will ask Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi to campaign in Gujarat.

Gujarat Assembly elections will be held in two phases on December 13 and 17 and counting of votes will be done on December 20.

(JPN/Bureau)

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