Dissenters are not anti-nationals: LK Advani’s hidden jibe at BJP leadership


In a hidden message to the Similarly, in our conception of Indian nationalism, we have never regarded those who disagree with us politically as This statement assumes significance as several BJP leaders in the past termed the opposition leader as anti-national. Advani in his blog stated that the defence of democratic traditions has been the proud hallmark of the party. Therefore BJP has always been in the forefront of demanding protection of independence, integrity, fairness, and robustness of all our democratic institutions, including the media, he wrote. The 91-year-old leader said that truth, dedication to the nation and democracy guided the struggle-filled evolution of the BJP. The sum total of all these values constitutes Sanskritik Rashtravad (Cultural Nationalism) and Su-Raj (good governance), to which my Party has always remained wedded. The heroic struggle against the Emergengy rule was precisely to uphold the above values, he said. The top BJP leader wrote: The guiding principle of my life has been For the upcoming elections, the BJP did not field Advani from Gandhinagar, who is the sitting MP, but instead, BJP president Amit Shah would contest that seat.

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