Advani Row: Narendra Modi steps forward, tries to break ice

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New Delhi, June 10: Narendra Modi, who has been promoted as BJP election campaign committee chief, finally took the responsibility to break the ice between LK Advani and other party leaders.

Now, the Gujarat Chief Minister reached out to the veteran leader urging him to withdraw his resignation from crucial party posts. Turning up to the micro-blogging site Twitter, Narendra Modi on Monday, June 10 tweeted, "Had a detailed conversation with Advani ji on phone. Urged him to change his decision. I hope he will not disappoint lakhs of Karyakartas."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>Had a detailed conversation with Advani ji on phone. Urged him to change his decision. I hope he will not disappoint lakhs of Karyakartas.</p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="">June 10, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>

"Spoke to Rajnath ji. In such a short time cannot reach the Parliamentary Board Meeting but will stand by whatever decision the Board takes," added Modi while tweeting.

Advani on Monday resigned from three crucial party posts -- BJP Parliamentary Board, Election Committee and National Executive. His resignation clearly showed his disappointment with party leaders who a day before had taken a decision moving against his demand.

Modi and Advani

BJP President Rajnath Singh and other leaders on Sunday declared Narendra Modi the chief of election campaign of BJP for upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Advani was upset with the decision and had skipped the two-day crucial meet at Goa.

According to BJP sources, Rajnath Singh had requested Advani not to disclose his decision regarding his resignation in public. But the veteran released his resignation letter in media. The letter says, "our leaders are full of personal agendas."

Soon after his shocking move, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu and many others rushed to his residence and urged him to withdraw his resignation. Meanwhile, NDA allies also began reacting regarding the crisis.

Rahul Narvekar, Shiv Sena leader, was quoted as saying, "Advani's resignation was 'unfortunate'. He is the tallest leader of the NDA. We urge that he continues to give his guidance to the NDA."

"I can only request Advaniji to withdraw his resignation. Whatever is coming out is not good. There should be a respectable solution to such a crisis. The role of RSS is important in this," said former Uttar Pradesh CM Kalyan Singh.

"I am surprised he never shared it with us. But I'm sure we will convince him," said Sushma Swaraj.

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