Happy Birthday LK Advani: PM Modi, Amit Shah, others meet BJP veteran as he turns 93
Most of the leaders took to Twitter to pay respects to the veteran BJP leader on his 92nd birthday.
New Delhi: Top BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah greeted party veteran L K Advani on his 93rd birthday, recalling his contribution to national politics, and also in building the party and propagating its ideology.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani on his birthday on Twitter; he said, “I pray for his long and healthy life.”
भाजपा को जन-जन तक पहुंचाने के साथ देश के विकास में अहम भूमिका निभाने वाले श्रद्धेय श्री लालकृष्ण आडवाणी जी को जन्मदिन की बहुत-बहुत बधाई। वे पार्टी के करोड़ों कार्यकर्ताओं के साथ ही देशवासियों के प्रत्यक्ष प्रेरणास्रोत हैं। मैं उनकी लंबी आयु और स्वस्थ जीवन की प्रार्थना करता हूं।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 8, 2020
Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani at latter’s residence on his birthday today.
— ANI (@ANI) November 8, 2020
Other leaders too wished LK Advani on his birthday.
आज आदरणीय आडवाणी जी के जन्मदिवस के अवसर पर उनसे भेंट कर जन्मदिन की शुभकामनाएँ दी।
प्रभु श्री राम से प्रार्थना है कि वो सदैव स्वस्थ रहें और दीर्घायु हों। pic.twitter.com/psiZfOtXqQ
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) November 8, 2020
— ANI_HindiNews (@AHindinews) November 8, 2020
Born on November 8, 1927, in Karachi, he was also the Minister of Home Affairs in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government from 1998 to 2004.
Advani also served as the Deputy Prime Minister under Atal Bihari Vajpayee from 2002 to 2004. Advani was one of the founding members of the BJP, whose “Rath Yatra” in 1990 had brought the party into national prominence for the first time. The former deputy prime minister has also served as an MP from Gandhinagar in Gujarat. He is one of the co-founders and a senior leader of the BJP.
He began his political career as a volunteer at Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). In 2015, Advani was awarded the Padma Vibhushan – India’s second-highest civilian honour.