Gandhinagar: Setting at rest speculation over
a rift with senior BJP leader LK Advani, Gujarat Chief
Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said all such reports were
"extremely unfortunate and condemnable" and praised his
forthcoming yatra against corruption and black money.
"I had the honour of having worked in very close
proximity with Hon`ble Shri Advaniji. It is extremely
unfortunate and condemnable that some vested interests are
spreading rumours about him," Modi said on his blog.
There were reports that Modi was unhappy with Advani`s
decision to take out a yatra on clean politics and good
governance as he felt the veteran leader was throwing his hat
in the ring for becoming the prime ministerial candidate of
the BJP in the next elections.
The timing of Modi`s blog is interesting as it has come
a day before Advani embarks upon his yatra.
Modi was all-praise for Advani on his blog today,
saying after the movements led by Baba Ramdev and Anna Hazare,
this yatra is going to create awareness about corruption.
"Shri Advaiji`s Janchetna Yatra holds a very special
place in this backdrop, because the purpose of his fight is
against corruption, his demand for bringing black money
stacked in foreign banks, alongside combining creating mass
awareness and mass contact in support of this ongoing
agitation," Modi said.
"I am confident that this Jan Chetna Yatra would discover
infinite people`s strength to take on issues of corruption and
black money," he said.