Advani launches veiled attack on Modi

Aug 03, 2013, 04:57 IST | Priyanka Deshpande

Speaking at an event to celebrate the 95th birthday of Sindhi spiritual guru J P Vaswani, L K Advani said people 'who achieve bigger political position in a short span become egoistic'

Having been sidelined in the recent past by the Bhartiya Janta Party, veteran leader Lal Krishna Advani has given vent to his anger on the occasion of the 95th birthday celebration of Sindhi spiritual guru JP Vaswani in the city yesterday.

Straight talk: BJP veteran LK Advani adressed the crowds at an event in the city organised by the Sadhu Vaswani Mission

He said that those who get a big political post become egoistic and develop a superiority complex. He used his mother tongue Sindhi to express his outrage against the increasing influence of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi within the party and the decision taken to appoint him as campaign head and lead the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Lashing out: LK Advani spoke on the 95th birthday celebration of Sindhi spiritual guru JP Vaswani yesterday

He said, “Some people who achieve bigger political positions in a short span become egoistic and feel that they are superior and more intelligent than others. However, intelligence and emotional appeal is less important than spirituality which teaches us to give and to not take things from others,” said Advani.

He said that in the last few years, corruption has increased in the nation because of such egoistic politicians who misuse their powers and posts.

He added, in an indirect attack on Modi, “When we meet some people, we feel that they are full of intelligence. However, if they do not have the spiritual maturity to give, they can’t progress. Those who live honestly are the happiest.”

JP Vaswani, supporting Modi, said Indians are known for their good character and the country’s political leaders should respect that.

“Every time I meet an Indian of good character I remember Advani,” said Vaswani. 

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