New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi brother-in-law Robert Vadra on Friday accused BJP of “ignoring” veteran leader LK Advani after the party’s denied a ticket to 91-year-old in the upcoming Lok Sabha election.
In a Facebook post, Vadra said that it is “disgraceful” to not value the seniority and advice of “true leaders”.
Sharing a picture of a recent blog by LK Advani, Vadra wrote on Facebook, “The real leaders and messages -The most important pillar of the party— long lost & forgotten. The true leaders with ethics & statesmanship should be rewarded & not ignored. We should not let them wither away. It is disgraceful if we cannot value their seniority and advice. ”
“I have always respected him as a good opposition leader. Sad to see that his own party has forgotten him,” he added.
The real leaders n messages -The most important pillar of the party— long lost & forgotten. The true leaders with…
In his blog, ostensibly to mark BJP’s Foundation Day on April 6, Advani said that the BJP never regarded its adversaries as “enemies” or “anti-national”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweet a link to Advani’s blog and wrote: “Advani Ji perfectly sums up the true essence of BJP, most notably the guiding Mantra of Nation ‘First Party, Next Party, Self Last’ Proud to be a BJP Karyakarta and proud that great like LK Advani Ji have strengthened it.”
BJP denied a ticket to Advani from Gandhinagar, the seat he has represented in the Lok Sabha for many years. Amit Shah is contesting in his place in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.