New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani will share a stage with the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Nabhoi, Gujarat on Saturday. The two leaders will address party workers.
Advani is likely to file his nomination papers from Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Modi and Advani's daughter Pratibha will accompany him, said sources.
There were rifts in the party after Advani expressed his wish to contest from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh instead of Gandhinagar which he has represented five times in the Lok Sabha.
He later on decided to contest from Gandhinagar following intervention of RSS and the party.
The party and RSS were of the view that Advani by not contesting from Gujarat would send wrong signals and he should contest from the seat he has been representing for the last several years.
Advani and Modi are not said to share the best of ties and Advani did not attend the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting in which he was declared the party's Prime Ministerial candidate. He had earlier quit from all party posts but had to change his mind later following RSS' intervention.
Both the Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh units of BJP had recommended the names of Advani for contesting from Gandhinagar and Bhopal. Advani was insisting that the decision from where he would contest be left to him. He also objected to the Parliamentary Board not taking into account the resolution of party's Madhya Pradesh unit to field him from Bhopal.
(With additional information from PTI)