BJP patriarch L K Advani turned 91 today . Greeting the BJP stalwart on his birthday were Prime Minister Narendra Modi , party president Amit Shah, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley , Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh . The party veteran’s impact on Indian politics is immense, the prime minister said.
“Advani ji’s contribution towards India’s development is monumental. His ministerial tenures are applauded for futuristic decision making and people-friendly policies. His wisdom is admired across the political spectrum,” Modi wrote on Twitter.
Shri LK Advani Ji’s impact on Indian politics is immense. Selflessly and diligently, he built the @BJP4India and wonderfully mentored Karyakartas.
I pray for the good health and long life of our beloved Advani Ji.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 8, 2018
He credited Advani, the longest serving party president and also deputy prime minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, for “selflessly and diligently” building the BJP and “wonderfully” mentoring its workers.
In his tweets, Shah said Advani strengthened the BJP’s organisation and inspired its workers while also infusing discipline into them with his lifelong hard work.
पूर्व उप प्रधानमंत्री आदरणीय लालकृष्ण आडवाणी जी के जन्मदिन पर उन्हें शुभकामनाएं देता हूँ और उनके स्वास्थ्यपूर्ण जीवन व दीर्घायु की कामना करता हूँ। आडवाणी जी ने अपने जीवन पर्यान्त संघर्ष और परिश्रम से संगठन को सुदृढ़ बनाकर कार्यकर्ताओं को प्रेरित व अनुशासित करने का कार्य किया है।
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) November 8, 2018
“In taking our ideology to the masses from the Jana Sangh to the BJP and in setting India on the path to progress as a skilled politician in Parliament, Advani ji’s contribution to Indian politics is unparalleled,” he said.
Jana Sangh, founded in 1951, was the precursor to the Bharatiya Janata Party, which was launched in 1980.
Home Minister and former BJP president Rajnath Singh described Advani as a stalwart of Indian politics.
Wishing one of the stalwarts of Indian politics, Shri Lal Krishna Advaniji a warm and happy birthday. He has nurtured the @BJP4India from its inception. Advaniji is an inspiration to millions of party karyakartas. May he be blessed with good health and a long life.
— राजनाथ सिंह (@rajnathsingh) November 8, 2018
“He has nurtured the BJP from its inception. Advani ji is an inspiration to millions of party karyakartas (workers). May he be blessed with a good health and long life,” Singh said.
Union finance minister Arun Jaitley too wished L K Advani on his birthday
Warm birthday greetings to Shri Lal Krishna Advani ji, my senior colleague and a veteran parliamentarian. May God bless him with a long healthy life.
— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) November 8, 2018