The towering Bharatiya Janata Party eader Lal Krishna Advani, who sent shivers down the spine of all and sundry BJP leaders and workers with a mighty stroke by quitting all the party posts, has caved in, it appears certainly, to the diktats from Nagpur (Obviously the RSS) and withdrew resignation from the three party posts.
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The towering Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani, who sent shivers down the spine of all and sundry BJP leaders and workers with a mighty stroke by quitting all the party posts, has caved in, it appears certainly, to the diktats from Nagpur and withdrew resignation from the three party posts.
It may be recalled, Advani had rattled the BJP leadership to the core when he announced his resignation from all party positions in protest against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s elevation as party’s National Election Campaign chief for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and Assembly elections in four states scheduled this year. However, Nagpur played a key role in Advani’s turn around, and not to mention, the bowing of Advani to RSS pressure.
In Nagpur, former BJP President Nitin Gadkari said the party needs the guidance of a veteran leader like Advani at this juncture. “We will pray to him to reconsider and I am confident he will take back his resignation,” Gadkari said.
However, the most important fact is being hotly debated is that Gadkari came back to Nagpur yesterday evening after the board meeting and flew to Delhi on Tuesday morning. He must have carried along with him a message from RSS chief for Advani. Gadkari met senior leaders of party and then proceeded to Advani’s residence to deliver RSS chief’s crucial massage that must have “forced” Advani to withdraw resignation from the 3 party posts.
Advani’s U-Turn was the outcome of hectic parleys between senior BJP leaders and the RSS leaders in Nagpur. Ultimately, the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat asked Advani to reconcile to the changed situation in BJP. Around 6 p.m. a slew of party leaders, including the BJP President gathered at the residence of Advani. Rajnath Singh read out a prepared statement. The statement read: “The BJP Parliamentary Board yesterday (Monday) decided not to accept L.K. Advani’s resignation from the three main posts of the Party — the National Executive, Parliamentary Board and Election Committee — and requested him to continue to be a member of these three bodies.
“On behalf of the Party, Rajnath Singh assured Advani that his concerns about the functioning of the Party would be properly addressed and the President will discuss the modalities of addressing these concerns with Advani.
“Today (Tuesday) afternoon, RSS Sarsanghchalak, Mohan Bhagwat spoke to Advani and asked him to respect the BJP Parliamentary Board decision and continue to guide the Party in national interest. Advani has decided to accept Bhagwat’s advice.”
BJP REMOTE CONTROLLED FROM NAGPUR: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah hit out at BJP saying that the party does not have a problem with father-son combination as long as they are in BJP or an ally. The remark comes in the wake of BJP targeting UPA by calling it a “father-son” or “mother-son” party.
“And clearly you don’t have a problem with Father-son combinations as long as they are in the BJP or allied to you,” said Omar on microblogging site Twitter.
“Look who is getting all touchy. At least my party is controlled by people who fight elections not by remote control from Nagpur,” said the Chief Minister.