Advani criticised for not supporting Modi

Patna, Sep 12 (IANS) Former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi has criticised senior leader L.K. Advani for not supporting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the BJP's prime ministerial candidate.

"Advaniji has failed to gauge the public mood. Advaniji himself declared Atalji as PM candidate. Now also he could have done the same for Namo (Narendra Modi)," Sushil Modi wrote on Twitter Wednesday night.

Nearly a month ago, the Bihar unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) passed a resolution to declare Narendra Modi as the party's prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections.

A BJP leader said that a few months ago, Sushil Modi was considered close to Advani and was a vocal supporter of the party patriarch within the BJP. But the changing equation in the party in favour of Narendra Modi forced him to take an anti-Advani stand.

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