Top BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, today greeted party veteran L K Advani on his 91st birthday, recalling his contribution to national politics, and also in building the party and propagating its ideology.
“Advani ji’s contribution towards India’s development is monumental. His ministerial tenures are applauded for futuristic decision making and people-friendly policies. His wisdom is admired across the political spectrum,” Modi wrote on Twitter.
He also said the party veteran’s impact on Indian politics is immense. “Selflessly and diligently, he built the @BJP4India and wonderfully mentored Karyakartas (workers),” he said in another tweet.He credited Advani, the longest serving party president and also deputy prime minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, for “selflessly and diligently” building the BJP and “wonderfully” mentoring its workers.
In his tweets, Shah said Advani strengthened the BJP’s organisation and inspired its workers while also infusing discipline into them with his lifelong hard work. “In taking our ideology to the masses from the Jana Sangh to the BJP and in setting India on the path to progress as a skilled politician in Parliament, Advani ji’s contribution to Indian politics is unparalleled,” he said.
Home Minister and former BJP president Rajnath Singh described Advani as a stalwart of Indian politics. “He has nurtured the BJP from its inception. Advani ji is an inspiration to millions of party karyakartas (workers). May he be blessed with a good health and long life,” Singh said.