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Jaswant Singh's meeting with LK Advani a courtesy call: state BJP

Friday, 23 May 2014 - 10:28pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

Rajasthan BJP today termed as a "courtesy call" the meeting of expelled leader Jaswant Singh with party's patriarch L K Advani and said it should not be linked with politics.

"Jaswantji and Advaniji both are having very good relations since long time. What is wrong if Jaswantji goes and greet our party's top leader Advaniji. I believe this should not be linked with any politics," said Ashok Parnami, Rajasthan BJP President. 

Singh today met Advani at his residence in Delhi and spent about 30 minutes with the BJP patriarch,, raising speculation over the move. Sources close to Advani termed it merely as a "courtesy" meeting as the two have shared good relations in the past.

Asked about the future of Jaswant's son Manvendra Singh, a sitting MLA from Barmer district who was suspended from party's primary membership by the state unit, Parnami said "party goes by its constitution, not by whims and fancies. Party will decide the further action".

Jaswant had expressed sadness over his expulsion after he refused to withdraw his candidature against the party's official candidate Col Sonaram Chowdhury in his hometown Barmer.
He lost by a margin of 87,461 votes.


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