Rajnath says Advani's comments misinterpreted

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh has said veteran leader L K Advani’s suggestion over the weekend that Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan did a more difficult job than Narendra Modi by turning around a poorer state have been misinterpreted.

“Mr Advani’s statement was misinterpreted,” he told reporters here, where he was attending a public meeting in Nizam College grounds.

A few leaders favouring the formation of Telangana state joined the BJP at the meeting.
He also rejected the idea of an internal strife within the BJP on the choice of the prime ministerial candidate. “There is no cold war in the BJP. The decision on a prime ministerial candidate will be taken only at the Central parliamentary board. The real cold war is in the Congress” he said.

Singh also reiterated that Modi is the most popular leader in the country. “I have said already that if there is a popular leader in the country it is Narendra Modi,” the BJP president said.

He also said the BJP wants dates for the monsoon session of Parliament to be advanced to enable debate and passing of the food security and land acquisition bills with amendments. “We want the bills to be passed with some amendments,” he stressed.

Voicing his concern over the UPA’s plans of promulgating ordinances to enact the laws, Singh said the government should not be playing a cruel joke over people.
Singh also said it was the government’s job to ensure smooth functioning of Parliament.

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