I Have Decided to Contest From Gandhinagar: Advani

Putting an end to the raging row over his constituency, L K Advani has decided to contest 2014 general elections from Gandhinagar.

Published: 20th March 2014 07:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th March 2014 08:40 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

In twists and turns marking the top-level rumblings in BJP, L K Advani today decided to contest from Gandhinagar in Gujarat after the party gave in to his pressure and allowed him the choice of the constituency in the Lok Sabha elections.          

The 86-year-old leader made the announcement shortly after party president Rajnath Singh issued a statement saying that it was for Advani to choose whether to contest from Gandhinagar or Bhopal, seeking to end a 24-hour drama that exposed the simmering tensions between him and Narendra Modi.            

Advani, who has been sulking since yesterday over the party decision to field him from Gandhinagar against his wish of Bhopal, said Modi came to him this morning and "emphasised that the people of Gujarat are keen that I represent Gandhinagar Lok Sabha once again."    

 "I have represented the state both in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha. Having represented Gandhinagar constituency in the Lok Sabha since 1991, I have decided to contest the 2014 general elections from Gandhinagar itself," Advani said in the statement, bringing to an end the raging row over his constituency.

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