Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former deputy prime minister LK Advani turned 92 on Friday and Prime Minister Narendra Modi while greeting him said he is a ‘scholar, statesman and one of the most respected leaders’.
In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister lauded Advani for his contributions to the BJP. “Scholar, statesman and one of the most respected leaders, India will always cherish the exceptional contribution of Shri Lal Krishna Advani Ji towards empowering our citizens. On his birthday, I convey my greetings to respected Advani Ji and pray for his long and healthy life,” Modi said.
The Prime Minister added that Advani had toiled for decades to give shape and strength to the BJP. “If over the years, our party has emerged as a dominant pole of Indian politics, it is because of leaders like Advani Ji and the selfless Karyakartas he groomed for decades,” he said in a follow-up tweet.