LK Advani quits all BJP posts
Moneylife Digital Team 10 June 2013

The senior BJP leader has resigned from the party’s national executive, parliamentary board and election committee of the BJP, a day after Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi was appointed as chairman of the election campaign committee

The rift in BJP was on Monday wide open with LK Advani quitting from all the party posts, apparently opposing the elevation of his one-time protégé Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi as election campaign committee chief.


The 85-year-old Advani, a founder member of the BJP and considered the party patriarch after Atal Bihari Vajpayee, resigned from all main fora of the party—parliamentary board, national executive and election committee.


In his resignation letter to party president Rajnath Singh, who announced the appointment of Modi as chairman of the election campaign committee on Sunday in the BJP national executive, he rued that the BJP was no longer the “same idealistic party” created by Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, Deendayal Upadhyaya, Nanaji Deshmukh and Vajpayee.


“For some time I have been finding it difficult to reconcile either with the current functioning of the party, or the direction in which it is going,” he said.


“Most leaders of ours are now concerned just with their personal agendas,” Advani said in his one-page resignation.


Advani had skipped the three-day deliberations of the party in Goa over the weekend citing health reasons. This was the first time Mr. Advani had stayed away from the national executive and the office bearers’ meeting prior to it.

9 years ago
Mr. L.K. Advani is a great leader. But what he has done now is nothing but impropriety.

Even a section of the people who are living in deep south and left leaning are tend to admit secretly that Mr. Modi should become the Prime Minister. Then why should Mr. Advani throwing a spanner in his works ?
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