Patna: Paying no attention to the opposition of its alliance partner Janata Dal (United) over Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party workers on Monday not only celebrated the birth day of Gujarat Chief Minister in Patna but also projected him as the Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister Giriraj Singh, a vocal supporter of Modi, cut a 62-kg cake at the BJP office where the occasion was celebrated under the banner of the Narendra Modi Fans Association (NMFA).

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also greeted his Gujarat counterpart and wished him a long life.

Asked About Giriraj Singh cutting a cake, Kumar said, "What is there to object about? ..... I too take this opportunity to wish Modi a happy birthday and a long life.

"But my only regret is that Girirajji did not offer me a piece of cake," the Chief Minister chuckled.

The Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister had publicly backed Modi's candidature as the BJP's prime ministerial candidate in the next general elections and virtually risked his continuation in the council of ministers headed by Nitish Kumar, who has steadfastly opposed his Gujarat counterpart's primeministership.

(Agencies)

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