Panaji: Perhaps for the first time in the BJP's history, LK Advani on Saturday skipped the party's National Executive meeting.

The development came in the backdrop of his pursued opposition to project Narendra Modi as head of the campaign committee for the next Lok Sabha elections
    
85-year-old Advani cited ‘ill health’ as the reason behind not attending the meeting. The National Executive meeting is expected to discuss Modi's role in the general elections.
    
Advani's presence on the second day of the conclave (on Sunday) is also uncertain.

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Role of Modi in the next general elections to be held in 2014 has divided BJP, while some pushing for him and others close to Advani opposing him.
    
Apparently to show opposition, leaders like Uma Bharti, Jaswant Singh and Yogi Adityananth are not attending the National Executive meeting.

(Agencies)

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