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Don't speak to media, Advani tells Guj dissidents

March 10, 2005 17:57 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party president Lal Kishenchand Advani on Thursday told party activists in Gujarat unhappy with Chief Minister Narendra Modi not to air their grievances through the media.

On Wednesday, over 30 dissident BJP legislators and five members of Parliament met former chief minister Keshubhai Patel and 'voiced their protest' against Modi's style of functioning.

They alleged that their telephone lines were being tapped.

"It is an internal matter. We will meet and sort out the issues," Advani told the weekly BJP parliamentary party meeting in Delhi, according to party's deputy leader in Lok Sabha V K Malhotra.

Patel and former minister Kashiram Rana were present at the meeting.

Advani promised the dissidents that their grievances would be redressed soon, Malhotra said.

Malhotra said there was 'no rebellion' in the party and the MLAs and MPs only wanted 'their views to be heard'.

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