Press Esc to close
Friday 20 January 2017
News updated at 9:30 PM IST
Weather
Max: 27.6°C
Min : 15.8°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

Advani scotches RS nomination talk

New Delhi, Jan 26, 2014, dhns:
''I have not said anything (about going to RS) and if somebody offers me this suggestion I will think about it. But it is natural, I think, that if I had to consider it I would have done it earlier,'' Advani told reporters after unfurling the national flag at his residence. PTI file photo
Seeking to counter the party leadership’s reported plans to field him in the Rajya Sabha elections, BJP veteran L K Advani on Sunday said he will be contesting the next Lok Sabha polls.

“I have not said anything (about going to RS) and if somebody offers me this suggestion I will think about it. But it is natural, I think, that if I had to consider it I would have done it earlier,” Advani told reporters after unfurling the national flag at his residence.

Asked if he would fight the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the 86-year-old leader said, “this is what is in my mind”.

His comments came against the backdrop of speculation that the leadership was keen to field Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi in the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections to enable the party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to consolidate his position in the BJP. Advani represents Gandhinagar from Gujarat in the Lok Sabha. He had opposed Modi’s elevation and, though he showered praise on him during the party’s recent National Council meeting, many Modi supporters remain wary of the veteran leader’s moves.

Advani termed security as the top concern for the country while stressing that education and health care were also important dimensions of good governance. He also praised the Republic Day parade that showcased heavy weapons in the beginning which, he said, is a good idea.

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Army officers stand on Indian Army's Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launcher system...

Army officers stand on Indian Army's Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launcher system...

75,000 people gather for a mass protest to support Jallikattu in Coimbatore...

75,000 people gather for a mass protest to support Jallikattu in Coimbatore...

Students of an art school apply finishing touches to a portrait of President elect Donald Trump...

Students of an art school apply finishing touches to a portrait of President elect Donald Trump...

A worker removes snow from the roof of a hotel on a sunny day in Gulmarg, west of Srinagar...

A worker removes snow from the roof of a hotel on a sunny day in Gulmarg, west of Srinagar...

President Pranab Mukherjee with West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi, Chief Minister...

President Pranab Mukherjee with West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi, Chief Minister...

Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan taking selfie with the newly launched Samsung C9 Pro mobile...

Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan taking selfie with the newly launched Samsung C9 Pro mobile...

Camel-mounted BSF soldiers participate in rehearsal for the Beating Retreat ceremony...

Camel-mounted BSF soldiers participate in rehearsal for the Beating Retreat ceremony...

Students form a human chain to display VOTE at an awareness campaign Jalandhar...

Students form a human chain to display VOTE at an awareness campaign Jalandhar...

Children holding national flags as they ride on a modified motorcycle ahead of the Republic...

Children holding national flags as they ride on a modified motorcycle ahead of the Republic...

Workers busy installing flower pots as part of the Republic Day Flower show at Glass House...

Workers busy installing flower pots as part of the Republic Day Flower show at Glass House...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523