New Delhi, Mar 11 (UNI) Leader of the Opposition and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate for the next Lok Sabha election, L K Advani, is coming out with his autobiography titled 'My Country My Life' this month.
In the memoir, Mr Advani pens his political journey and the momentous political developments in the country since he abandoned his birthplace Sindh after the Partition in 1947. He gives a piognant first-person account of the partition and his career spanning six decades as a political activist in the country who began as a ring-side viewer initially but graduated to major roles after every general election.
The book offers an insight into Mr Advani's association with the RSS as a teenager when he was mere 14 years old and recounts the birth and evolution of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh and the profound influence of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya on his thinking and personality and his own seminal contribution, together with his senior colleague and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, to end a single party's dominance over the national polity and to build the Bharatiya Janata Party as a viable alternative to govern the country.
He narrates gripping stories of his Emergency days, the rise and fall of the Janata Party government headed by Morarji Desai, the Ayodhya movement, formation of the NDA government and his own stint as Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.
The memoir has chapters on terrorism, Agra Summit, the Kargil war, the hijack episode in Kandahar and his historic visit to Pakistan in 2005. The book discusses issues like secularism, democracy, national integration, development and good governance, which all had a role in the long career graph of Mr Advani.
The book is likely to be released by former President A P J Abdul Kalam in the third week of this month here, a release from the autobiography's publisher Rupa&Co said.
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