Responding Advani’s post, Prime Minister Modi tweeted, ‘Advani Ji perfectly sums up the true essence of BJP, most notably the guiding Mantra of ‘Nation First, Party Next, Self Last.’ He added that he is proud to be a BJP Karyakarta and proud that greats like LK Advani Ji have strengthened it. He also shared the link of Advani’s blog.
The veteran leader wrote the party has never regarded those who disagreed with it politically as ‘anti-national’ or enemies.
It is interesting to note Modi’s positive comments on a blog that is indirectly lamenting on BJP’s lack of inclusion and freedom of expression, say Twitter users. Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted saying, ‘As the senior most politician, fmr Dy PM and founding father of BJP, the views AdvaniJi has expressed about extending democratic courtesies,is significant. Of course, all Opposition who raise their voices are not anti-national. We welcome his statement & convey our humble regards.’