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L K Advani for Speaker!

May 14, 2014 13:23 IST

The BJP is keen to settle intra-party issues quickly and amicably.

L K AdvaniWill L K Advani accept Narendra Modi's invitation to become Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha?

The BJP, which is set to form the next government, is keen to settle intra-party issues quickly and amicably.

Modi wants to send Advani a goodwill gesture. Both men have had a troubled relationship in recent months, with Advani making it clear that he is not a fan of Modi.

The Speaker's office is a high Constitutional office and keeps the option of Advani adorning higher office -- maybe the Presidency -- open.

Will Advani spring a surprise and accept the Speaker's post? Or will he be content being the Elder Statesman in the House of the People?