State BJP leaders mum on Advani visit

This will be his first visit to Gujarat after the anointment of Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the prime ministerial candidate of the party.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: October 16, 2013 3:40 am

State BJP office functionaries on Tuesday maintained a studied silence on Gandhinagar MP and former deputy prime minister Lal Krishna Advani’s day-long visit to the city on Wednesday. This will be his first visit to Gujarat after the anointment of Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the prime ministerial candidate of the party.

Advani is expected by noon,according to city BJP president Rakesh Shah,who feigned ignorance on whether or not the party patriarch would meet any functionary here. At 3 pm,Advani is scheduled to inaugurate two gardens on the Sabarmati river banks on east and west side — as a part of the river front project.

He will then go to Maninagar Assembly constituency,represented by Modi,to inaugurate IIT-RAM,a college of research and management,in Khokhra at 4 pm,before leaving for New Delhi. Senior party functionaries like Parindu Bhagat refused to comment on Advani’s itinerary.

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