Advani gets teary-eyed on his birthday
November 08, 2011  15:09

The issue of whether he was still in the race for BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate figured today at the 85th birthday celebrations of L K Advani who
turned emotional as party colleagues praised him for his leadership.

"He is a natural choice for the PM post...," said former party president Rajnath Singh, who along with a hoard of BJP leaders, including Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, her Rajya Sabha counterpart Arun Jaitley and Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, wished Advani at his residence here on his birthday.

As the senior leaders heaped praise on Advani, the octogenarian leader appeared emotional several times during the programme. He was seen wiping tears and even left the dais for a few minutes to regain his composure.

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