Modi can’t be compared to Vajpayee: Advani

Gandhinagar, April 5: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will become the next prime minister of India but cannot be compared to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, senior BJP leader L.K. Advani said Saturday.

“Modi will become the PM of the country…I would not compare him (Modi) to Vajpayee ji,” the former deputy prime minister said while addressing the media here.

Advani was confident about the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) winning the Lok Sabha polls and said the next government will be formed under the party’s leadership.

Speaking about the controversy that surrounded his candidature from Gandhinagar after reports that he wanted to contest from Bhopal, Advani said his relation with Gujarat was more than just fighting elections.

He never intended not to contest from Gujarat, Advani said adding the state has given him shelter after the country’s partition in 1947.

Advani has represented the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency since 1998.

IANS