Patna: Putting at rest the speculation
about Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi attending senior
BJP leader L K Advani`s anti-corruption rath yatra starting
from Bihar, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday said
only Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has been invited for
"No chief minister except Nitish Kumar has been
invited for the flag off function of Advani`s anti-corruption
rath yatra to be held at Sitabdiari village - Jai Prakash
Narayan`s native village - on October 11," he told reporters.
"It is a state level function and so there is no need
to invite the chief ministers of other states," Sushil Modi, a
senior BJP leader, said.
The chief ministers of BJP-ruled governments will
welcome Advani`s rath yatra when it enter their states, he
Modi said BJP`s national president Nitin Gadkari has
informed that the top party leaders including Arun Jaitley,
Sushma Swaraj, M M Joshi, Rajnath Singh will attend the flag
off function of Advani`s rath yatra.
Referring to Advani`s programmes in Bihar, Modi said
that the former will arrive in Patna after beginning of his
rath yatra where he will address a public meeting before
leaving for Gaya on the way to Jharkhand.