Despite his opposition, BJP President Rajnath Singh along with other parliamentary board members of the party made the crucial announcement on Friday, Sept 13. The party leaders believe that NDA would achieve success in 2014 under Modi's guidance and leadership.
However, Advani expressed his disappointment while writing a letter to party president. The veteran, in his letter to Singh, wrote, "When you came to meet me this afternoon to inform me of the Parliamentary Board meeting I had expressed my pain and had expressed my disappointment on your manner on functioning."
I would not have any interest in working for BJP if Modi is made PM candidate
"I had told you that I will consider whether I should come to the meeting and express my views or not. I have decided that it is best that I do not attend the meeting," added Advani in his letter.
According to TV reports, Advani also had claimed that he would not have any interest in working for party if Modi's name was announced for PM candidate.
The veteran leader earlier had resigned from all crucial party posts following Modi's elevation as chief of party election committee for the upcoming general elections. However, later he had withdrawn his resignation after being convinced by RSS.