After Modi anointment, BSY eager to back BJP

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New Delhi, Sept 13: The BJP perhaps won its first ally after Narendra Modi was formally announced as its prime ministerial candidate on Friday.

Former chief minister of Karnataka and Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) leader B S Yeddyurappa quit the BJP ahead of the state assembly polls after the BJP top brass including Lal Krishna Advani spoke against him over the corruption charges to keep the party's image clean in public. He reportedly expressed his desire to back the BJP after the decision on Modi came.

The party on Friday went ahead with Modi's anointment despite Advani's objection on the timing, leading to celebrations among party workers. Advani did not turn up at the BJP parliamentary board meeting on Friday and it was Modi who later met him and the ailing Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the former prime minister, to seek their blessings at their residences.

BSY expressed his willingness to back the BJP after Modi's anointment

BJP president Rajnath Singh made hectic efforts to bring together the entire BJP leadership together to back the decision on Modi. He succeeded in convincing leaders like Sushma Swaraj and Murli Manohar Joshi, but Advani remained adamant.

Advani reportedly wrote to Rajnath after the announcement on Modi, saying he was disappointed with the party's way of functioning.

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