Modi, apparently, is considering choosing between eight-time MPs Sumitra Mahajan (Indore) and Karia Munda (Khunti) as the next speaker of the Lok Sabha.
“If Joshi agrees to accept governor’s post, the party may accommodate him in any prominent Raj Bhavan, but that decision has to be taken by Joshi,” a BJP leader said.
Joshi was apparently also considered for deputy chairman of Planning Commission.
Advani is likely to be made the NDA chairman, replacing ailing Atal Bihari Vajpayee, to continue as the guiding light for the ruling coalition.
At present, he is the working chairperson of the NDA. President Pranab Mukhejree’s term ends in July 2017 and some BJP leaders feel Advani could be considered for that post.