Modi, Shah take BJP meet by storm
By Express News Service - SURAJKUND(HARYANA)
28th September 2012 08:26 AM
The popularity of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was quite apparent as he received a thunderous applause from the BJP national council members as he made a brief appearance at the party national meet here on Thursday.
However, it was not Modi alone who was given a rousing welcome by the party rank and file. Party president Nitin Gadkari invited former Gujarat Home Minister and a Modi confidant Amit Shah, whose bail in an ongoing case was upheld by the Supreme Court, on to the stage. Shah, after the SC observation, has also been allowed to return to Gujarat, after a two-year ban.
There was a competition of sorts between the leaders on the dais to congratulate Shah on the latest development, even as the national council members broke into an impromptu applause, greeting him. Leaders ranging from L K Advani to Shivraj Singh Chouhan complimented Shah.
‘Vajpayee is Robust’
How is former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee doing?
He may have been bed-ridden for some time, but party leaders ranging from Gadkari to Vijay Goel said that “Vajpayee even now recognises people, watches television, and spends time with his loved ones”.
Gadkari informed the members that on the eve of the national meet here, he and BJP general secretary Ananth Kumar had visited Vajpayee and he was doing fine. “We are fortunate to have his blessings,” Gadkari said.
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