Will convince Advani to head parliamentary party: Rajnath

May 16th, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Ghaziabad, May 16 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh Saturday said he has been asked to convince the party’s prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani to remain head of the BJP MPs in parliament.
He said in a meeting of the parliamentary party Saturday, Advani had expressed his “will” not to become the parliamentary party leader, but the party did not agree.

“Another meeting was convened and I was given the task of meeting Advani and convincing him to accept the leadership in parliament,” Singh told reporters here.

Expressing his thanks to the people of Ghaziabad residents, he promised he would discharge his duty as MP without any discrimination. “All are equal to me and I would serve them to my full capacity,” he said.

The BJP chief said he had telephoned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi on his way to Ghaziabad and conveyed his party’s full constructive support to strengthen the country.

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