On the occasion of veteran BJP leader LK Advani’s birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders on Tuesday visited his residence to greet him.
Today is Advani’s 95th birthday. He was born on November 8, 1927, in Karachi. He became Minister of Home Affairs in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government from 1998 to 2004.
Besides, Advani also served as the Deputy Prime Minister under Atal Bihari Vajpayee from 2002 to 2004. He is one of the co-founders and a senior leader of the BJP.
Apart from PM, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also visited Advani to wish him on his birthday.
Taking to microblogging site Twitter, he tweeted, “Visited respected Advaniji’s residence and wished him a happy birthday. I pray to God for his good health and long life.”
Also, Union Home Minister Amit Shah also wished the senior BJP leader and said that he made an invaluable contribution to the development of the country while being in the government.
“Wishing a very happy birthday to respected LK Advani ji. Advani ji, on one hand, strengthened the organization across the country with his continuous hard work, while on the other hand made an invaluable contribution to the development of the country while being in the government. I pray to God for his good health and long life,” Shah said in a tweet.
Apart from these, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar who is currently in Moscow wished Advani on his birthday.
“Warm birthday greetings to revered Shri LK Advani ji. His many contributions and services to the nation will always keep inspiring us,” he said.
Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri wished and said, “Birthday greetings to one of the leading lights of BJP, India’s political stalwart, a fine human being & veteran leader Sh LK Advani Ji.”
He began his political career as a volunteer of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). In 2015, Advani was awarded the Padma Vibhushan – India’s second-highest civilian honour.
(With inputs from ANI)