PM Modi wishes LK Advani on birthday, calls him one of India’s tallest leaders

Advani, who served as the Minister of Home Affairs during NDA regime under Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1998-2004, turned 88 today

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 8, 2016 10:06 am
modi-advani-759 PM Narendra Modi meets Senior BJP leader LK Advani to wish him on his birthday; party president Amit Shah also present. (ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday reached senior BJP leader L K Advani’s residence to give birthday greetings to him. PM Modi also wished him birthday earlier on Tuesday on microblogging website Twitter and prayed for his long and healthy life. “Wishing our inspiration, one of India’s tallest leaders who has served India tirelessly & diligently, Shri LK Advani ji on his birthday. I pray to God that Advani ji is blessed with a long and healthy life,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

Apart from PM Modi, Union Minister Smriti Irani also wished Advani on his birthday.  In a tweet, Irani described Advani as a ‘guiding light’ and said” “On his birthday, I extend my heartiest wishes to our guiding light Shri L K Advani ji. Prayers for his good health & long life.” Minister of State Jitendra Singh also extended his wishes to the senior BJP leader.

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Advani, who served as the Minister of Home Affairs during NDA regime under Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1998-2004, turned 88 today.  The former deputy Prime Minister was allegedly sidelined by the Modi government after coming to power in 2014 and was not given significant role in key decision-making bodies of the party. The senior leader was included in the Marg Darshak Mandal and served as a mentor to BJP along with Murli Manohar Joshi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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    SubbuI
    Nov 8, 2016 at 6:57 am
    GREAT DRAMA BY THIS GUJARATH TWINS GOONS. WHAT A FARCE? THIS NALAYAK NMODI KICKE THE LADDER OUT ON WHICH HE CLIMBED UP IN HIS CARRER.BUT FOR ADVANI WHO STOOD BY THIS BUTCHER OF GUJARATH AFTER 2002 GUJARATH COMMUNAL CARNAGE.SRI VAJPAYEE THEN PM OF INDIA REPRIMANDED THIS GOON WOULD HAVE SACKED HIM BUT FOR ADVANI.THE SAME ADVANI WAS KICKED OUT BY THIS DICTATOR.SHAMELESS THUG!
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      Bijan Mohanty
      Nov 8, 2016 at 4:03 am
      Why Advaniji is entertaing this man with this lowest credibility.
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        ASHOK KUMAR
        Nov 8, 2016 at 9:55 am
        India's tallest leader L K Advani has stooped so low that he being a mere MP , is occupying seven bed room bungalow at Prithvi Raj Road, New Delhi, meant only for Union Ministers. is this a character of a leader, who is supposed to set examples for general public.
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          T DUTTA
          Nov 8, 2016 at 6:24 am
          IN 2002 THERE WAS A POSSIBILITY THAT MR L K ADVANI MIGHT BECOME THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA
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            Vaidyanathan Nil
            Nov 8, 2016 at 4:59 am
            I am sure, LK Advani will be the next president of India. Birthday greetings Advaniji.
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              Jai
              Nov 8, 2016 at 4:19 am
              BJP was nothing until they started DIVIDE and RULE campaign with lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Rath Yatralt;br/gt;Babri Masjid destructionlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Who is the Chief BJP Culprit who led the above ?
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                Mohana Rao
                Nov 8, 2016 at 7:26 am
                Advani Ji is a honest person. He has been nourishing DEEP desire to become PM of India. The last time he came close to fulfilling his desire was 2014 elections. Unfortunately his close ociate, syshia, (not play any trick. It is me. It is me. Non else. To be honest, the man has no groups, if any, it is afragle few like him Secretly supported him from shadows, perhaps. Poor Advaniji has no knowledge of judging people around him. Probably he has been helping them in all aspects of politics. He thinks they are all great followers. Recap, few years back one, fire b sanyasini walked over (literally) his face from a top level political meeting, where Vajpaye ji also was present. Coming to 2014, the Nethaji is made his ground work to get him self in to the position and rightly, too. It was blessing in disguise for him, he missed the bus. At this age he an not check even one person. In any case, despite, so busy, he keeps greeting him on birth days.lt;br/gt;Penance, brings pease. All the bast Advaniji. Yesterday is history. Future uncertain. ( only guessing). 'Present / NOW' only is certain. May god bless you with health and happiness.
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                  Suhan
                  Nov 8, 2016 at 7:55 am
                  one of the tallest political criminals in India who changed India's history into hate country!
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                    Narpatsinh
                    Nov 8, 2016 at 5:09 am
                    Happy Birth day, Advaniji..
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                      Parth Garg
                      Nov 8, 2016 at 8:26 am
                      Advani is a tall ladder riding on which NaMo reached the top.
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                        pmagarwal
                        Nov 8, 2016 at 6:30 am
                        Good gesture
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                          AS SASTRY
                          Nov 8, 2016 at 6:54 am
                          Many Happy returns of the day ..Sh LK Advaniji
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                            Shyam Menda
                            Nov 8, 2016 at 6:28 am
                            Advani is the architect of modern day terrorism prevailing in India. It all started with demolition of Basbri Masjid and this man was squarely responsible. He has been rightly put in his place by Modi.
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                              ProdyotPran
                              Nov 8, 2016 at 9:58 am
                              Modiji, did you really say Advaniji is one of the tallest leaders in India?lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;When you were at the helm of affairs in Gujarat it is alleged that you personally ordered that none of the rooms in the state BJP office should be named after Advaniji, even though most rooms are named after several of your party leaders including Atalji.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;If Advaniji is the tallest leader then why dont you propose his name as the next president of India?lt;br/gt;It is alleged that you fear Advaniji because as the President he will not allow you to work on your whims.lt;br/gt;You fear that he will bring you to task and you won't be able to do anything about it then.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;Time to prove that you truly admire Advaniji.lt;br/gt;You should not forget that Advaniji was the only leader who protected you after the Gujarat communal riots.lt;br/gt;Atalji wanted to dismiss you.lt;br/gt;Advaniji put his feet firmly down then.
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                                T Hari
                                Nov 8, 2016 at 9:04 am
                                May God give our beloved leader strength and guiding power to give direction to BJP.I still remember the advani of 1992 giving great speeches.
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