Modi`s campaign in UP: Advani non-committal

Modi had skipped campaigning for the party in Punjab and Uttarakhand.

Ahmedabad: The BJP was on Tuesday non-committal
on whether Narendra Modi, who had refrained from campaigning
in Uttarakhand and Punjab, will champion its cause in Uttar

"There are no differences within the party with regard to
the election campaign in Uttar Pradesh. Everybody is going
(there) as per own convenience," was what party leader LK
Advani said, when asked whether there were any issues because
of which Modi was not campaigning in the key northern state.

"We have many campaigners. And we are optimistic about it
(campaign)," he said, adding he would himself hit the campaign
trail in Uttar Pradesh from February 4.

Modi had skipped campaigning for the party in Punjab and
Uttarakhand, where the elections were held yesterday,
apparently unhappy with the party re-inducting his arch-rival
Sanjay Joshi.

Yesterday when asked about Modi`s campaign yet to kick
off in Uttar Pradesh, BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman had
said, "He is one of our listed star campaigners... Let`s see."

Advani was here to attend a meeting of the vigilance and
monitoring committee of Gandhinagar parliamentary
constituency, headed by him.