Modi said Advani had readily accepted Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the PM candidate in the 1990s but he has been stubborn when it came to Narendra Modi's candidature. According to Sushil Kumar Modi, Advani has failed to "gauge public mood". In his tweet, the Bihar leader also said that people aspire till their last in politics for a ministerial berth can resurrect a dead politician.
A ministerial berth resurrects a dead politician, the BJP leader said
Party president Rajnath Singh met Advani on Wednesday to convince him about the immediate announcement of Modi's candidature, but the leader remained adamant, saying the announcement at this moment could polarise voters in the state assembly polls. Rajnath also met Sushma Swaraj, another leader who has objected to an immediate announcement, and the latter said getting Advani's nod for the declaration was important.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>Adavaniji has failed to gauge the public mood.Advaniji himself declared Atalji as Pm candidate now also he could have done the same for Namo</p>— Sushil Kumar Modi (@SushilModi) <a href="https://twitter.com/SushilModi/statuses/377843397178175488">September 11, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>Politics is the only profession in which people aspire till their last.Ministerial berth can resurrect a dead politician?</p>— Sushil Kumar Modi (@SushilModi) <a href="https://twitter.com/SushilModi/statuses/377842327022477312">September 11, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Sources said the party president, sandwiched between the reluctant BJP leaders and an impatient RSS and pro-Modi section, could implement a Plan B in this situation whereby he would meet each member of the BJP's parliamentary board individually and go ahead with the announcement.
Singh met another senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Wednesday night and the latter advised him to consult the chief ministers of the BJP-ruled states on the matter.
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