Most of the leaders of the regional parties (including Nitish Kumar himself) were aspiring to become the PM themselves in case of a fractured mandate .But that was possible only till the name of the Modi was not announced by the party. Once, the name of Modi was officially announced by BJP, aspirations of many regional players to become the PM somehow, became very distant dream and they all started opposing the Modi as if he is not a leader of a political party, but some enemy of the country. Congress also kept opposing him for the same reason, as it has seen the result of Modi Magic in Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh. Congress knew very well that if the BJP will be in power in 2014 elections, it will be because of Narendra Modi.
Same thing happened with Third Front also. The so -called leaders of this so- called Third Front were also very disappointed as they always stand to gain when there is a fractured mandate in the elections. With Modi leading from the front for the BJP, calculations of all these so called leaders and political parties were disturbed as they sensed that there will be a decisive mandate only because of Modi factor and they will have to shut their shops and will not be in a position to blackmail the ruling party to form a Government with their support.
It is for this reason only that some parties and leaders at different points of time have given their suggestions and hints on the names of other BJP leaders as the PM nominee, because they knew very well that if some other BJP leader is declared as a PM nominee, there will be fractured mandate which will benefit them at the time of Government formation. With Modi as PM nominee, the possibility of a fractured mandate is very low and this decisive mandate, though in the interest of the nation and people, neither suits to Third Front parties nor to other regional political parties.
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