New Delhi, BJP patriarch L K Advani today
congratulated Narendra Modi but apparently did not give full credit to him
saying it needs to be assessed as to what contribution his leadership has made
to the party’s unprecedented victory.
The BJP patriarch, who has not shared
the best of relations with Modi in the past, called up the party’s Prime
Ministerial candidate as soon as it became clear that the party was headed for
a clear majority of its own in the Lok Sabha polls.An emotional Advani, who visited the
party headquarters here to be part of the celebrations, told reporters that the
country had never witnessed such an election in its history.
He termed the BJP’s victory as a result
of mainly the people’s anger against corruption, misgovernance and dynastic
rule and asked those in politics to draw lessons from the results.Refusing to entertain any questions, he
said, “We won in places where we had never won in the past. Amid all these
things, people who are in power in government and those who are in politics
should also collectively analyse this result and take lesson.”
Appearing reluctant to give entire
credit to Modi for the party’s historic performance, Advani said, “In this
victory, the contribution of Modi’s leadership, RSS and other organisations
like the BJP, has to be analysed. But today’s result mainly is against
corruption, misgovernance and dynstic rule.”He said he is very happy with the
results and feels that there should be a deeper analysis of why the party got
this kind of a mandate.