New Delhi, June 13: Many critics and experts believe that LK Advani should resign from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) letting young leaders to hold the charge of the party completely. However, citing the present scenario of Indian politics, it seems that the octogenarian is still crucial for the party, especially ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
Advani, who recently withdrew his resignation from all posts of BJP, was given the responsibility to break the ice between Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and other BJP leaders.
According to sources, Kumar and his party JD(U) may break its 17-year-old ties with BJP and may join Congress. JD(U) leaders reportedly were disappointed with BJP which recently has promoted Gujarat CM Narendra Modi as its election campaign chairman.
JD(U) sources said that its leaders are convinced that BJP would declare Modi as its Prime Minister nominee for the upcoming elections which are expected to be held in 2014. Kumar has always been opposing Modi's candidature for the BJP PM post.
Kumar, who is expected to announce the party's final decision after June 14, on Thursday, June 13 confirmed that he spoke to BJP leaders Rajnath Singh and Advani. However, he did not give any assurance to the BJP leaders about salvaging the partnership to contest the national elections together.