statesman news service
NEW DELHI, 18 JUNE: In a bid to put the lid on the controversy arising out of his elevation as head of the BJP’s election campaign committee, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi today called on veteran party leader LK Advani.
This was Mr Modi’s first visit to Delhi after his elevation.
Sources close to Mr Advani, who was apparently unhappy over Mr Modi’s anointment, later said the two leaders had a “good meeting”. Mr Modi, who drove down to Mr Advani’s residence at Prithviraj Road here, spent about an hour with the BJP patriarch and left without meeting the media. The two leaders are understood to have discussed a range of issues, including the party’s internal affairs and the split in the NDA after the JD(U) parted ways.