After the mammoth victory, BJP leaders PM Modi and Amit Shah visit BJP seniors LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi to take their blessings
New Delhi, May 24: After the mammoth victory, BJP leaders PM Modi and Amit Shah visit BJP senior LK Advani and will be meeting Murli Manohar Joshi shortly to take their blessings.
They will also meet Murli Manohar Joshi later today.
The BJP veteran had put out a statement yesterday conveying "heartiest congratulations" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "unprecedented victory". He also credited BJP president Amit Shah for an "enormous effort" in taking the BJP's message to voters.
"Heartiest congratulations to Narendrabhai Modi for steering the BJP towards this unprecedented victory in the elections," said Advani in a statement as the BJP's victory surpassed its 2014 win.
"Amitbhai Shah as the BJP president and all the dedicated workers of the party have put in enormous effort in making sure that the message of the BJP reaches every voter of the country," Advani said, adding that it was a "wonderful feeling" that the elections were successfully completed.
Earlier there were reports that all was not well between the BJP top brass and the BJP veterans. It was reported that Advani was upset with Modi and Shah over the way he was given a raw treatment during the election time. This happened after a very long time that the BJP's founding member Advani did not contest an election. BJP had set its own rule for the BJP veterans and almost all of them were not given any ticket. Instead, Amit Shah contested from Advani's seat in Gandhinagar and won by a margin of over 5 lakh votes. So Amit Shah has a big reason to thank the veteran BJP leader.
Even Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan did not contest and EAM Sushma Swaraj did not want to contest this time owing to her bad health. The decisions taken by the BJP top brass seldom contended.