In a letter to the PM, Shankaramurthy said Advani should be given the honour considering his seven decades of social service to the nation.
In a tweet in Hindi, Modi said Advani, home minister and deputy prime minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government, played a significant role in the country's development
All the 32 accused in the Babri mosque demolition case, including BJP veterans L K Advani and MM Joshi, were on Wednesday acquitted by a special CBI court.
The CBI, which went into the case, produced 351 witnesses and 600 documents as evidence before the court. Charges were framed against 48 people, but 16 had died during the course of the trial.
Tight security in Lucknow as Babri demolition verdict expected anytime soon; Advani, Joshi to attend court through video conferencing
Wooden barricades were erected near most of the cross sections in the vicinity of the court building, and movement of buses from the Kaisarbagh bus stand diverted.
Advani, Joshi, Uma Bharti's fates hang in balance as CBI court to deliver Babri Masjid demolition verdict on Wednesday
The Special CBI court has tried those who were allegedly involved in the criminal conspiracy leading to the demolition of Babri mosque by frenzied kar sevaks in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992.
CBI judge SK Yadav had on September 16 directed all the 32 surviving accused to remain present in the court on the day of the judgment.
Advani said as a member of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government, Singh singularly and deftly handled the three most important portfolios of external affairs, defence and finance.
The special CBI court in Lucknow will deliver the final judgment in the Babri Masjid demolition case on September 30.
Prominent among the 32 accused are former deputy prime minister L K Advani and BJP leaders M M Joshi, Kalyan Singh, Uma Bharti and Vinay Katiyar.
What the former deputy prime minister made his life’s mission saw sublime fruition but he could never personally pick the fruits
Advani, Bhagwat among invitees to Ram temple 'bhoomi pujan', will be aired live by Doordarshan: Trustees
Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust said that in the wake of the coronavirus and restrictions of social distancing, there will be a limited gathering of up to 200 people at the event.
Babri mosque demolition case: Veteran BJP leader LK Advani to depose on July 24; MM Joshi on July 23
The court set July 22 for former Shiv Sena MP Satish Pradhan to depose before it through video link.
Vajpayee, Advani were unhappy over filing of match-fixing case: Ex-Delhi Police Commissioner Ajay Raj Sharma
Ex-Delhi Police Commissioner Ajay Raj Sharma highlighted how the confession of Cronje before journalist was a big relief to him.