Advani, Sushma to skip party rally in Mumbai

May 25th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders L.K. Advani and Sushma Swaraj will not attend the key party rally in Mumbai Friday evening due to prior engagements, party leaders said, denying that their absence was due to any discontent.

“Advani’s schedule was fixed earlier so he won’t be there and Sushma Swaraj has to attend a programme in Ghaziabad tomorrow (Saturday) morning,” said party spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman.

Asked if both the leaders have decided not to attend the rally as they are unhappy over the working of the party, Sitharaman said: “There has been no discontent over the party resolution and he (Advani) is fully with us… it (any discontent) is all in the minds of the people.”

Sushma Swaraj also denied speculation that there was a rift among party leaders.

“I respect and honour all decisions of the party. Please do not draw any other conclusions.”

“I must reach Delhi tonight (Friday night) because I have to leave early morning for an important function in UP tomorrow (Saturday). I cannot attend tomorrow’s (Saturday) functions unless I take an early flight to Delhi,” she posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

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