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Modi to stay, says BJP

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | March 31, 2005 12:31 IST
Last Updated: March 31, 2005 13:49 IST


Bharatiya Janata Party made it clear on Thursday that Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi would not be replaced.

Party presidentLal Kishenchand Advaniassureddissidentsthattheir grievances would be addressed both at the partyand the stategovernment levels.

Why Narendra Modi seems invincible

Advani had invited senior party leaders, including former Gujarat chief minister Keshubhai Patel, Kanshi Ram Rana, Suresh Mehta, Om Prakash Mathur, state party president Rajendra Singh Rana, Sanjay Joshi and Venkaiah Naidu, to discuss the Gujarat crisis on Thursday.

"The party has decided that there will be no change in the Gujarat leadership. In fact, the issue of change in the leadership never came up," Venkaiah Naidu told newsmen in New Delhi on Thursday afternoon.

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The meeting that started around 9am continued for over three hours.

Keshubhai Patel and Kanshi Ram Rana refused to comment on whether they were happy with the decision.

"What is to be said would be explained at the party briefingin party headquarters in the afternoon," a subdued Keshubhaisaid.

According to Venkaiah Naidu, Narendra Modi had explained his position to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Advani during his visit to New Delhi on Tuesday.

Advanialso directed Gujarat's BJPlegislators not toair theirgrievances in the media.

The dissident group, which has been demanding the ouster of Modi, claims to have the support of some 50 legislators.

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Sub: India needs Modi

Absolutely correct decision, why should Mr. Modi leave? Becoz he is non-currupt and not allowing others to be currupt, becoz he is strict, becoz his ...


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Sub: Good, Must not change CM

Mr. Modi is good CM of Gujarat. He must not be changed. This anti Modi lobby is led by previous ex-CM Mr Keshubhai. Keshubhai was ...


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It is a correct decision. I do not think US should dictate for them who should stay and who should go. US congress is misinformed ...


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Good and correct decision by BJP He should continue as CM (very bold CM) No body can claim


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