Modi gets warm welcome from Advani

May 17, 2014 01:45 pm | Updated May 23, 2016 06:43 pm IST - New Delhi

BJP Parliamentary Board, the highest decision-making body of the party, met in New Delhi on Saturday for the first time after the landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections to decide issues related to government formation.

Narendra Modi was the man of the moment at the meeting with all leaders, including L.K. Advani, welcoming him with sweets and embraces.

Before the start of the meeting at the party headquarters, Mr. Modi first greeted Mr. Advani and bent towards him as a gesture of respect. Mr. Advani then embraced him.

Mr. Advani was initially opposed to anointment of Mr. Modi as the prime ministerial candidate and had even resigned last year from all posts in protest, only to change his decision a day later.

Mr. Modi was also treated to sweets by BJP president Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Murli Manohar Joshi, Nitin Gadkari and other members of the 12-member Board.

Before the meeting, Mr. Modi was greeted with cheers and blowing of conch shells at the party headquarters.

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