Advani writes to Rajnath, expresses displeasure over BJP’s affairs CNN-IBN | Updated Sep 13, 2013 at 07:06pm IST
New Delhi: With the BJP declaring Gujarat Chief Minister and party’s campaign committee chief Narendra Modi its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 elections, senior leader LK Advani not only skipped the party’s Parliamentary Board meet on Friday but also expressed his disappointment over party President Rajnath Singh’s style of functioning.
In a letter written to Rajnath, he said, “I had expressed my pain to you and I am disappointed with the way you are running the party.”
“I have told you, I will think about coming to BJP Parliamentary Board meet to tell all the members what I feel now. I have decided that it will be better I don’t come,” he wrote
In a letter written to Rajnath, he said, “I had expressed my pain to you and I am disappointed with the way you are running party.”
Advani had been against the anointment of Modi as PM candidate. Adamant over his decision, Advani had suggested that any decision on Modi’s anointment should be taken after Assembly elections later in November 2013. He had said that announcement of BJP’s PM candidate before Assembly elections of Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi would affect the party’s performance in the polls.
He had been very vocal against Modi’s anointment as PM candidate after the Gujarat Chief Minister was made BJP’s campaign committee chief in June, 2013 at the Goa meet. Earlier, after Modi’s anointment as campaign committee chief Advani resigned from all posts he held in the BJP. However, he later took his decision back after BJP President Rajnath Singh and other senior leaders succeeded in placating him.