Zee Media Bureau
Ahmedabad: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran LK Advani accompanied by party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi filed his nomination papers for the upcoming General Elections from Gandhinagar in Gujarat on Saturday.
Advani said the Gujarat Chief Minister will become the next prime minister of India.
"Modi will become the PM of the country," he said while addressing the media in Gandhinagar.
Last month Advani had courted controversy by wanting to contest from Bhopal, but decided to contest from Gandhinagar later, following intervention of RSS and the party.
The party and RSS were of the view that Advani by not contesting from Gujarat would send wrong signals and he should contest from the seat he has been representing for the last several years.
Advani and Modi are not said to share the best of ties and Advani did not attend the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting in which he was declared the party`s Prime Ministerial candidate. He had earlier quit from all party posts but had to change his mind later following RSS` intervention.
Both the Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh units of BJP had recommended the names of Advani for contesting from Gandhinagar and Bhopal. Advani was insisting that the decision from where he would contest be left to him. He also objected to the Parliamentary Board not taking into account the resolution of party`s Madhya Pradesh unit to field him from Bhopal.