Modi meets Advani

New Delhi: Narendra Modi today met senior BJP leader L K Advani, who is sulking over being fielded from Gandhinagar in Lok Sabha elections as he wanted to shift to Bhopal.Modi went to his residence
modi meets advani - India TV
PTI March 20, 2014 14:17 IST
New Delhi: Narendra Modi today met senior BJP leader L K Advani, who is sulking over being fielded from Gandhinagar in Lok Sabha elections as he wanted to shift to Bhopal.

Modi went to his residence and was there for about half-an-hour apparently to persuade him to contest from Gandhinagar, which he has represented for five times in Lok Sabha.

The BJP's parliamentary board and the central election committee, the two top decision making bodies of the party had yesterday decided to field Advani from Gandhinagar and not from Bhopal as desired by him.

Though it is not clear as to what transpired at the meeting, sources said Advani is adamant on contesting from Bhopal, saying that he be given a chance to exercise his option to select his seat just as other top party leaders like Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Modi.  

The 86-year old party patriarch had conveyed his displeasure to party leaders Sushma Swaraj and Nitin Gadkari, who met him last night.

 
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