Vajpayee gets invite for Mathura event with Modi, not Advani

Advani has not been invited as he was not a Deendayal Upadhyay Janmabhoomi Smarak Samiti member.

Written by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Updated: May 22, 2015 12:49 am
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Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been invited to an event in Mathura on May 25, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present, but not veteran BJP leader L K Advani. Deendayal Upadhyay Janmabhoomi Smarak Samiti, which is organising the function, said this is because Advani was never its member.

The event will be held at Deendayal Upadhyay Dham in Nagla Chandrabhan village in Mathura.

When contacted, Samiti secretary Roshan Lal said: “I know Vajpayeeji will not be able to attend the event because of poor health, but an invitation has been sent because he was first head of our Samiti and is still its patron. Advani has not been invited because he had never been member of the Samiti.”

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When told that Modi too is not a member of the Samiti and never visited Deendayal Dham earlier, Lal said: “We are only going to welcome Modiji, who is coming here to address a party rally, which will be a separate event. Modiji will garland statute of Deendayalji at Dham and meet our committee members.”

Lal confirmed most members of the Samiti are from RSS and its different offshoots.

Vajpayee as prime minister had visited Deendayal Dham in 2001 to launch Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana.
Advani too had visited Deendayal Dham in 2002 to attend a programme of Nehru Yuva Kendra.

On Monday, Modi will visit the memorial of Deendayal Upadhyay in Nagla Chandrabhan before addressing a rally on a nearby ground.

He will also hold a closed door meeting with nearly 50 RSS men who are members of the Samiti.

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  1. T
    May 22, 2015 at 10:09 am
    In this hot weather it is good that Advani is not forced to travel to Mathura and the fact is BJP candidates during 2014 LS polls had clearly declared their view that it is time for Advani to take up vanvas
    1. D
      Damaru Prasad
      May 22, 2015 at 4:23 pm
      No matter how smart one is there is always a chance of something or the other lacking in human being including politicians. Modi is one of them. He rallied mes so well, working hard to clear cut objective but is blissfully ignorant of what is whittling away his pority. Well, to wit, he is losing pority as and when he is speaking in public. He lost so much when he went around speaking in Delhi, thus paving way for a fraud to steal the election. Now this Mathura farce is expected to take away substantial number of fans away from him. What is the point of the rally? You don't have to speak from the top of a tree to tell what you have achieved. People keep tab on what you are doing. At the most, he can talk on radio to reach mes. At this rate, Pappu can expect to come back in the next election. Cheers Pappu!!!
      1. R
        May 22, 2015 at 1:16 pm
        To be humiliated by his own. To be insulted, snubbed and lampooned by people young enough to be his gchildren. To be ignored & rebuffed by the very man he strongly supported in 2002 when he was the controversial CM of Gujarat. All this & more are the recognition & just deserts for what he spectacularly demolished in 1992.
        1. S
          May 22, 2015 at 12:21 pm
          And why is this news ? Advani's memoirs are being donated free to raddiwallsahs by people who lost respect after his "me pm at any cost" approach. Advani was booed out of the stadium in Delhi when he went to address the spectators at a kabbaddi tourney some months ago. No integrity no respect.
          1. X
            May 22, 2015 at 3:16 pm
            I sometime feel Advani has the same fate as Shah Jahan, imprisoned by his own protegee Aurangzeb
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