Top BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah greeted party veteran L K Advani on his 93rd birthday, recalling his contribution to national politics, and also in building the party and propagating its ideology.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani on his birthday on Twitter; he said, “I pray for his long and healthy life.”Born on November 8, 1927, in Karachi, he was also the Minister of Home Affairs in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government from 1998 to 2004.
Advani also served as the Deputy Prime Minister under Atal Bihari Vajpayee from 2002 to 2004. Advani was one of the founding members of the BJP, whose “Rath Yatra” in 1990 had brought the party into national prominence for the first time. The former deputy prime minister has also served as an MP from Gandhinagar in Gujarat. He is one of the co-founders and a senior leader of the BJP.
He began his political career as a volunteer at Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). In 2015, Advani was awarded the Padma Vibhushan – India’s second-highest civilian honour.