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Modi, Advani share ideology contrary to Mahatma Gandhi: JD(U)

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 10:43

New Delhi: Janata Dal (United) leader KC Tyagi on Wednesday said that senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi share an ideology that opposes non-violence, even though they might have had their differences when their party was narrowing down on their Prime Ministerial candidate.

"Both of them share an ideology in opposition to Mahatma Gandhi. Their fight is for an individual post, not for an ideology. Thus, I am not surprised by Advani`s statement," Tyagi said when asked if he was surprised that Advani lauded Modi in a speech in Ahmedabad earlier today.

"They both have the same ideology. We have never doubted this. Even in 1991, through the Rath Yatra, we fought against their ideology. ...We never thought that as far as ideology goes, there is any difference between Advani and Modi," he added.

Earlier this year, the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) walked out of their long-standing alliance with the NDA.

On Wednesday, senior BJP leader LK Advani praised his party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, and said he would be `elated` to see the Gujarat Chief Minister in the country`s top office in 2014.

"I will be elated if Modi becomes the Prime Minister," Advani said at the inauguration of the Institute of Infrastructure, Research and Management (IITRAM) campus in Ahmedabad.

First Published: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 10:43

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