Rajnath Singh, the Bharatiya Janata Party President became the campaign committee chief for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls on 29 September 2013 in New Delhi. He was appointed as the campaign committee chief after the parliamentary board meeting of BJP. He replaced the Prime Ministerial candidate of BJP- Narendra Modi. Modi was declared as the PM candidate of BJP on 13 September 2013. He proposed the name of Rajnath Singh for the Election Campaign Committee Chief post.
BJP general secretary Ananth Kumar explained that 20 sub-committees have already been formed under the Election Campaign Committee. All these committees are headed by the senior BJP leaders and therefore, it was important that Rajnath Singh took over as the campaign committee chief.
The Parliamentary Board meeting of BJP, in the meanwhile, also held discussions about the ordinance on the convicted MPs and MLAs. BJP appealed to the President of India to not sign this ordinance. Other issue discussed during the meeting was the Right to Reject by the voter.