|Rediff India Abroad Home | All the sections|
I will abide by party decision: Modi
March 30, 2005 01:29 IST
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Delhi.
During the 45-minute meeting, Modi vowed to abide by any decision taken by the party on his continuance as CM.
Modi has had to cope with dissidence in the Gujarat's BJP unit for some time now.
Modi is also believed to have discussed with Vajpayee the denial of visa to him by the United States and his decision not to visit the United Kingdom.
Modi's meeting with Vajpayee comes three days ahead of party president Lal Kishenchand Advani's scheduled meeting with dissidents in the Gujarat, led by Keshubhai Patel.
"I have always abided by the party decision in whichever form it came, and in future too, it will be done," Modi later told NDTV.
Asked whether he was under pressure from the party, the embattled CM said, "I am one person who does not need to be pressurised."
On whether he was prepared to step down if the majority in the party wanted it, he said, "Such a situation will never arise."
More reports from Gujarat
Read about: Gujarat Riots | Earthquake hits India