Modi-Advani hold special meeting, BJP still awaits results

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New Delhi, July 19: Even after two back to back meeting of seniors party leaders led by Narendra Modi on consecutive days of Thursday and Friday, BJP leaders and workers have not received their much awaited decision regarding mission 2014.

Modi, who recently was elected as BJP election campaign committee chief, met veteran BJP leader LK Advani at the latter's residence in the national capital on Friday, July 19.

Party's Parliamentary Board Meeting in New Delhi

BJP President Rajnath Singh with Senior party leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Sushma Swaraj, Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley and other leaders during the party's Parliamentary Board Meeting in New Delhi.

BJP Party's Parliamentary Board Meeting in New Delhi

BJP President Rajnath Singh with senior party leader L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Sushma Swaraj and Narendra Modi during the party's Parliamentary Board Meeting in New Delhi.

Parliamentary Board Meeting in New Delhi

BJP President Rajnath Singh with Senior party leader L K Advani, Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley during the party's Parliamentary Board Meeting in New Delhi.

L K Advani with Narendra Modi during party Parliamentary Board Meeting

Senior BJP leaders L K Advani with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi during party Parliamentary Board Meeting in New Delhi.

Gujarat Chief Minister met Advani soon after the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting at the party headquarters in Delhi. Modi drove to Advani's residence and held an hour-long meeting with him.

According to sources, the two leaders, who reportedly do not share a good rapport in recent time, were seated next to each other at the head of the table during the Parliamentary Board meeting. However, their interaction was limited, added sources.

Modi was expected to announce the party's strategy for 2014 poll and upcoming Monsoon session of Parliament which would commence on Aug 5.

It was reported that Modi might have followed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's directions that all senior leaders should be taken along in decision making and finalisation of the strategy and plans for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Advani had resigned from all crucial posts in BJP soon after Modi's elevation as BJP election campaign chief. Later he had withdrawn his resignation at Bhagwat's behest.

Since then Advani has not opposed Modi's moves on party issues overtly. Modi, during the second day meeting on Friday, had two surprise visitors -- BJP vice-president Uma Bharti and former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi.

While Sushil Kumar Modi is known as one of the strongest supporters of the Gujarat CM, Bharti was reportedly opposed to Modi's elevation and kept away from the Goa meet, Sushil Modi was at one point considered very close to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

OneIndia News
(With PTI inputs)

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