Economist Bibek Debroy, mediapersons Rajat Sharma, Swapan Dasgupta, Hari Shankar Vyas, late actor Pran have also been nominated for the award.
The senior BJP leader is said to have been persuading Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for appointing Deepak Chopra as his personal assistant with the rank of a joint secretary.
Singhal told reporters the process to “re-connect people with their culture voluntarily would not be stopped”.
The 87-year-old leader said these epics are a great source of knowledge on politics and moral teaching
Advani said his grandmother would ask him to read the ‘Mahabharata’ in parts and not entirely.
Modi, who has been in Varanasi since Friday, went to Advani’s residence on Prithviraj Road in New Delhi to wish him.
Anupam Kher Saturday wished L.K. Advani on his 87th birthday, by personally calling the senior BJP leader.
In Ahmedabad,Gandhinagar MP Lal Krishna Advani joined the campaign.
Reminds BJP cadre not to forget seniors
Another former BJP chief, Murli Manohar Joshi, was appointed the chairman of Estimates Committee of Parliament.
Nearly two lakh followers from different parts of UP and across the border from Nepal also arrived at the shrine.
Advani and Singh also met the successor of the late Mahant, party MP Yogi Adityanath, and expressed their sympathies.
With the dropping of seniors from parliamentary board, BJP’s transition to Modi-Shah era is complete.
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The party said the BJP has put its veterans in an old-age home and claimed it indicated centralisation of power in one hand.
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