Just before the House was to assemble at 11.30 am following a brief adjournment, the Congress vice-president walked over to the treasury benches and engaged in a conversation with Advani, who was sitting in the front row.
L K Advani would have been the most fitting Sangh Parivar choice for the post.
All the accused in Babri Masjid demolition case were granted bail by the Special Central Bureau of Investigation (SBI) Court in Lucknow on Tuesday. However, the court rejected the discharge petition and said charges would be framed against them.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) senior functionary Krishna Gopal also met him at the VVIP guesthouse where the latter stayed for a few hours.
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On April 19 this year, the Supreme Court ruled that former deputy prime minister Advani, Union Minister Uma Bharti and senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi will face trial on conspiracy charges.
The special court will frame the charges after the accused appear before it in person, CBI counsel Lalit Singh said.
Advani was expressing his displeasure about the continued Parliament logjam, the second time he has done so this session.
“Who’s running the House? It is running on its own. Neither the Speaker nor the Parliamentary Affairs Minister is running the House,” said Advani, after the Lok Sabha was adjourned.
The Gandhinagar MP covered the 9.50-km long route in a car, while mayor Gautam Shah, deputy mayor Pramodaben Sutariya and AMC standing committee chairman Pravin Patel followed him in an open jeep.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at 9.15 pm and spent 20 minutes with Advani, his daughter Pratibha and son Jayant.
Amid a charged debate over patriotism and chanting of “Bharat Mata ki Jai”, BJP patriarch L K Advani today said the controversy over the slogan is “meaningless”.
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“Advani ji’s wife was admitted to our hospital early in the morning. She is admitted in the ICU of the hospital for observation,” a senior doctor at AIIMS said.
Those at the top must listen to the elder members of the BJP, who have warned against the party coming under the control of one or two leaders. The BJP has always prided itself on being a “party with a difference” and has often taken potshots at the Congress for having become the family concern of the Gandhis. […]