Media reports claimed that the veteran party leader vetoed against Modi's suggestion of re-induction of BS Yeddyurappa in the party in Karnataka.
According to reports, the Gujarat CM believes that Yeddyurappa's
party could share its 10 per cent vote with BJP during the upcoming
Lok Sabha elections. The move may change the political scenario
during the General election which is expected to be held in
However, Advani believes that Yeddyurappa's return to the party would derogate the party's image. The BJP patriarch is believed to be ready to prefer a loss in the election to a tainted politics, said sources.
Advani also wants to rebuild the party's image in Karnataka where BJP had lost power to Congress after Yeddyurappa's exit from BJP.
However, a report in India Today claimed that Modi was likely to call for Yeddyurappa's return despite Advani's veto.
It is believed that Yeddyurappa and his followers would support Modi if he would be nominated as BJP's PM candidate for 2014 poll.
Yeddyurappa was forced to resign as Karnataka CM over several corruption allegations. Later he broke his ties with BJP and formed his own party -- Karnataka Janata Party (KJP).
Advani lately had resigned from all crucial party posts following Modi's elevation in BJP as election campaign chief. However, later he withdrew his resignation.