Shotgun plays down Advanis absence in Hoonkar rally

By: admin
Updated: 21 Oct 2013 09:07 AM

Patna: Downplaying patriarch LK
Advani's absence from BJP's proposed 'Hoonkar Rally' on Sunday, leader
Shatrughan Sinha today said that the party's wish to make Narendra Modi
the Prime Minister is a command for him.

"Everybody is together in the party... Not only Advaniji, many other BJP
leaders will also not be coming to Patna for the Hoonkar Rally on October
27 because of their prior engagements," said Sinha, who is known to be
close to Advani and had not attended the party's Goa conclave after
initially expressing reservation over Narendra Modi being the prime
ministerial candidate.

Sinha is BJP MP of Patna Saheb in whose constituency the proposed rally is
scheduled. The rally is significant in that it would be the first
political engagement of Narendra Modi in his bete noire Nitish Kumar's
home turf.

"Advaniji is a father figure for BJP like Atal Bihari Vajpayee," the
actor-turned politician said after flagging off a motorcycle rally at
party headquarters here to drum up support for Sunday's rally.

Sinha, who was a cabinet minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's NDA
government, said since the party's highest decision making body the BJP
Parliamentary board had chosen Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial
candidate he was 'fully' with it.

"The party's wish to make Narendra Modi Prime Minister of the country is a
command for me," he said.

Sinha would share the dias with Narendra Modi at the rally to be held at
the Gandhi maidan. He had addressed meetings at Fatuha and Bakhtiyarpur in
rural Patna in his constituency yesterday and asked people to attend the
rally in large numbers.