Pro-Modi protests outside Advani’s house irk BJP

Published: 09th June 2013 09:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th June 2013 09:58 AM   |  A+A-

People shouting slogans demanding to name Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate held protests outside the residence of BJP patriarch L K Advani in the national capital on Saturday afternoon. They were shouting slogans demanding Advani not to oppose Modi’s candidature.

Advani did not attend the party’s ongoing national executive in Goa on Saturday, as he was ‘unwell’, said party president Rajnath Singh.

Rajnath tweeted on Saturday – ‘had spoken to Advaniji today, he is still not keeping well. I advised him to take rest. I wish him speedy recovery.’

The BJP condemning the protests outside Advani’s residence, party spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said, “The BJP does not do any demonstrations in front of its leader’s house. The party disassociates itself completely from the protestors outside Advani’s residence. These protesters are not from the BJP.”

“These people protesting outside Advaniji’s residence have nothing to do with the BJP,” party spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain said.

Meanwhile, Congress spokesperson Renuka Chowdury took potshots at the BJP stating, “Today what is happening outside Advani’s residence should frighten all of us. If a man who is virtually the architect of that political party is now faced with that kind of rowdyism, then the nation stands warned that what is going to come to them. That terrifies us.”

“The incident outside Advani’s residence clearly exposes what kind of treatment the BJP leaders and workers mete out to their elders in the party,” Chowdhury said.

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