- PM Modi greeted LK Advani on his 92nd birthday
- He lauded Advani’s contributions that helped in BJP’s steady rise
- PM Modi, Amit Shah and other senior leaders also visited the senior politician at his residence
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani on his 92nd birthday and lauded his contributions towards empowering Indians.
“Scholar, statesman and one of the most respected leaders, India will always cherish the exceptional contribution of Shri Lal Krishna Advani Ji towards empowering our citizens. On his birthday, I convey my greetings to respected Advani Ji and pray for his long and healthy life,” PM Modi said on Twitter.
PM Modi also thanked the former deputy prime minister and home minister for all the hard work that contributed to BJP’s steady rise in Indian politics over the years.
“Shri LK Advani Ji toiled for decades to give shape and strength to the BJP. If over the years, our party has emerged as a dominant pole of Indian politics, it is because of leaders like Advani Ji and the selfless Karyakartas he groomed for decades,” Modi added.
The prime minister went on to say that Advani has always been associated with values and has never compromised the core ideology of the party. “When it came to safeguarding our democracy, he was at the forefront. As a Minister, his administrative skills are universally lauded,” he said.
PM Modi also visited Advani’s residence along with other senior leaders including Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu.
Born on November 8, 1927, Advani is one of the senior-most politicians in the BJP. He is one of the founding members of the BJP and also the longest-serving president of the party.