Modi welcomes Advani blog, ignores anti-national taunt

Modi welcomes Advani blog, ignores 'anti-national' taunt

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.’

The 91-year-old said the essence of Indian democracy is respect for diversity and freedom of expression. Right from its inception, the BJP has never regarded those who disagree with us politically as our enemies but only as our adversaries, he wrote ahead of the BJP foundation day on April 6.
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