After Gandhinagar Snub, Shiv Sena Says LK Advani BJP’s Tallest LeaderNDTV #Sena_SaidMarch 24, 2019
Mumbai: The Shiv Sena today said LK Advani would remain the “tallest leader” of the BJP irrespective of his presence in the Lok Sabha elections, two days after the party nominated its chief Amit Shah from Gandhinagar , a seat represented by the BJP veteran.
In an editorial in the party mouthpiece “Saamana”, the Sena said Amit Shah contesting in place of Mr Advani is politically translated as the ”Bhishmacharya” of Indian politics being “forced” to retire.
The Sena said the development underlined that the BJP’s Advani era has come to an end.
“Advani has been elected from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar constituency six times.
Now, Amit Shah will be contesting from that seat.
The Sena said, “Advani was one of the founding members of the BJP, who along with former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee steered the rath (chariot) of the party ahead.
The Uddhav Thackeray-led party also attacked the Congress which has said the Gandhinagar seat has been snatched from Mr Advani.
“The party (Congress) should not talk about insult to elders.
The Sena also referred to the 2013 incident when Rahul Gandhi tore an ordinance (on protecting convicted lawmakers) in the presence of the then prime minister Manmohan Singh.
“Every shining sun has to set.