Modi, who was declared the PM candidate by the party top brass on September 13, on Sunday proposed the name of Singh in the BJP parliamentary board meeting for the post of election campaign committee chief.
"Modi proposed Rajnath Singh's name and it was accepted unanimously by all the Parliamentary Board members," BJP general secretary Ananth Kumar said.
Party leaders said that this decision was on expected lines as Modi could not have run his own campaign. Kumar said that since 20 sub-committees have already been formed under the election campaign committee and these are headed by various senior leaders.
While Sunday's decision was taken without much ado, Modi's elevation as election campaign committee chief on June 9 at the BJP conclave in Goa had created a lot of heat. The decision on Modi was then taken despite reservations of senior leaders LK Advani and Sushma Swaraj.
Advani had even quit all party posts in protest but took back his resignation after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat intervened. JD-U, a key NDA ally for 17 years, had walked out of the coalition as it feared Modi's elevation would wean away its Muslim voters.


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