Panaji, June 9: Perhaps for the first time in the BJP's history, L K Advani on June 8 skipped the party's National Executive meeting against the backdrop of his perceived opposition to project Narendra Modi as head of the campaign committee for the next Lok Sabha elections.
85-year-old Advani cited "ill health" as the reason behind not attending the meeting here. The National Executive meeting is expected to discuss Modi's role in the general elections.
Advani's presence on the second day of the conclave tomorrow is also uncertain. Role of Modi in the next general elections to be held in 2014 has divided BJP -- while some pushing for him and others close to Advani opposing him.
Apparently to show opposition, leaders like Uma Bharti, Jaswant Singh, Yogi Adityananth are not attending the National Executive meeting.