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Updated: June 10, 2013 22:17 IST

Parliamentary Board rejects Advani’s resignation

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Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani. File photo
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Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani. File photo

Stunned by party patriarch L K Advani’s decision to quit key posts, BJP’s top decision—making body Parliamentary Board tonight rejected his resignation, insisting that the party needs his “guidance more than ever before“.

The Board held an urgent meeting at the residence of party chief Rajnath Singh hours after Advani resigned from Parliamentary Board, National Executive and Election Committee to protest Narendra Modi being made Campaign Committee chief.

The Board passed a resolution unanimously rejecting Advani’s resignation. Soon after, senior leaders Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Ananth Kumar and Ravi Shankar Prasad went to meet Advani to inform him about the Parliamentary Board decision.

“BJP Parliamentary Board has decided to reject the resignation of L K Advani,” Singh said after the two-hour meeting.

“Shri L K Advani, in a letter, sent to me resigned from the Parliamentary Board, National Executive and Election Committee. Ever since the inception of the BJP and the Jana Sangh, he has been there as a leader and guide. That role belongs to him and today the party and nation needs him to be there more than ever before,” the resolution said.

The resolution was read out by Rajnath Singh in presence of Swaraj, Jaitley, Kumar and Prasad.

Singh said only six of 12 members of the Parliamentary Board were present at the meeting. Four members, including Modi, could not come at such a short notice, he said.

Others absent at the meeting were Murli Manohar Joshi, Thavarchand Gehlot and Nitin Gadkari.

“They have also supported the decision taken by the Parliamentary Board to reject the resignation. They have also talked to Advaniji to request him to take back his resignation,” he said.

“As a Party president, I have decided that under no condition, I will accept his resignation,” Singh said

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We do not understand why the great mentor and leader of BJP has taken the sudden decision which is not in the favor of the future of the NDA and this will be a very advantageous situation for the UPA. The BJP and NDA needs the leader for the next general election.Only such silly mistakes are always making the party in very bad circumstances and this presents no strong interrelationship among the members. The resignation should be taken back by Advaniji.

from:  sunil
Posted on: Jun 11, 2013 at 13:10 IST

sir, now it is the turn of Mr,Modi to sacrifice like Vallabhai patel for Nehru with large
heartedness.let the country go to smitherenes. who cares? congress will be laughing
for this silly action of the grand old man,and giving oxygen to the degernated party-
once again to cricket turning point.

from:  K.V.L. Shanta
Posted on: Jun 10, 2013 at 19:52 IST

Advani is a great man....He should be in the party....but Modi should be the priminestral candidate from BJP

from:  Gomathi
Posted on: Jun 10, 2013 at 16:48 IST
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