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JD(U)’s Yadav holds out olive branch,wants L K Advani back at helm in BJP

Yadav indicated that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi remains anathema to his party.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Patna | Published: June 17, 2013 8:58:44 pm

A day after walking out of NDA,JD(U) president Sharad Yadav today said his party could consider coming back to the alliance if veteran BJP leader L K Advani gets back at the helm of the party,underlining again the fact that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi remains anathema to his party.

“Advani aye to dekha jayanga (we will see if Advani returns at the helm of affairs),” Yadav told reporters before going to a JD(U) meeting at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s official residence.

“We had fought 2009 elections projecting Advani as our Prime Ministerial candidate,” Yadav said – he resigned as NDA convenor yesterday.

He asked mediapersons to ask BJP leaders about this (Advani’s return at helm of party affairs).

“He (Advani) has been sidelined within the party,” he said expressing sympathy for the veteran BJP leader.

The JD(U) president had announced break-up with NDA yesterday after walking together for 17 long years over the elevation of Narendra Modi as campaign committee chief of BJP for 2014 elections.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today accused its estranged ally of “betraying” and “cornering” elders in the party in an oblique reference to Advani over the Narendra Modi issue.

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