'Decision on Modi's campaigning in Bihar later'September 19, 2010
Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Party will decide at an "appropriate time" whether Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will campaign in Bihar for assembly polls or not, senior party leader M. Venkaiah Naidu said Saturday.
"That will be known at an appropriate time. We are now selecting candidates," he told reporters here when asked about Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's opposition to Modi's campaigning in the state for next month's assembly polls.
"The party will decide who will campaign, who is there, who is not, will be known," Naidu, a Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka, said.
Nitish Kumar, who heads the JD(U)-BJP alliance government in Bihar, wants Modi kept out of the campaign fearing the Gujarat chief minister may alienate minority voters from his party.