PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday wished former Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani on his 92nd birthday in a series of tweets. Calling him one of the most respected leaders, he said that Advani had shaped the BJP and led to its rise. He also spoke about Advani's career as a Union Minister and spoke about his capability.
Scholar, statesman and one of the most respected leaders, India will always cherish the exceptional contribution of Shri Lal Krishna Advani Ji towards empowering our citizens. On his birthday, I convey my greetings to respected Advani Ji and pray for his long and healthy life.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 8, 2019
Shri LK Advani Ji toiled for decades to give shape and strength to the @BJP4India. If over the years, our party has emerged as a dominant pole of Indian politics, it is because of leaders like Advani Ji and the selfless Karyakartas he groomed for decades.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 8, 2019
For Advani Ji, public service has always been associated with values. Not once has he compromised on the core ideology. When it came to safeguarding our democracy, he was at the forefront. As a Minister, his administrative skills are universally lauded.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 8, 2019
Credited for crafting the BJP's rise to a pre-eminent position in late 80s and 90s after it had hit a low of two Lok Sabha seats in 1984 Lok Sabha polls, Advani was made a member of 'margdarshak mandal' (group of mentors) in 2014 after it came to power. Advani was a member of Jana Sangh, founded in 1951, was the precursor to the Bharatiya Janata Party, which was launched in 1980.
Indian History Pictures, a well-known account on Twitter, posted some old photos on Twitter of PM Modi and LK Advani. See the photo below:
1991 :: L .K. Advani Filing Nomination For Gandhinagar Loksabha Seat .— indianhistorypics (@IndiaHistorypic) November 8, 2019
Narendra Modi Helping Him In Filing Papers .
Amit Shah Is Seen Standing Behind pic.twitter.com/WdqcfJKFhC