Don't discard Advani yet: Sena to BJP

Don't discard Advani yet: Sena to BJP

Hitting out at the BJP over the Advani ticket issue, Shiv Sena on Saturday  questioned why the party took so long to decide on his Lok Sabha seat and said while Narendra Modi’s era has begun, it does not mean that it is the end of Advani’s era.

“Advani’s name should have been in the first list of BJP Lok Sabha candidates. However, this did not happen. One who built the party and showed it days of glory was kept waiting,” party president Uddhav Thackeray said.

“Why should BJP take so long to decide on Advani constituency. Doing so is his insult,” the Sena president said in an editorial in Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ here.

Targeting BJP for treating Advani unfairly, the editorial said: Narendra Modi’s era has begun, but that does not mean it is the end of the Advani era.

The BJP veteran’s political character is without any blot, the editorial said.

Uddhav’s remarks came after Advani had on Thursday said he has decided to contest from the Gandhinagar constituency, after he was mollified by party leaders, including Rajnath Singh and Narendra Modi, and told he was free to choose between the Gujarat seat and Bhopal.

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