Indian opposition picks Modi
- Published: 13 Sep 2013 at 21.01
- Online news:
NEW DELHI - India's main opposition party on Friday named controversial Hindu ideologue Narendra Modi as its candidate for prime minister if it wins national elections next year.
Modi, 62, is likely to challenge Rahul Gandhi, the heir to the Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, who is widely expected to lead the ruling Congress party in the campaign.
Gandhi was elevated to the governing Congress party's No. 2 position early this year behind his mother Sonia Gandhi, the party president.
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