Panaji: BJP stalwart LK Advani is neither supporting nor undermining any party leader, many of whom he and Atal Bihari Vajpayee have hand-held and nurtured into becoming political leaders, BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Thursday.

"He (Advani) and Atalji have nurtured the BJP by making a lot of sacrifices. Their contribution cannot be forgotten by us. They have hand-held the present leadership. If someone is under the misconception that Advaniji is supporting or opposing someone then they should dispel it," he said.

Recently, comparing Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan's development model with that of Gujarat, Advani had said that Chauhan deserve more credit. He argued that Chauhan, the Chief Minister of a 'BIMARU state, had brought about considerable progress during his tenure, while Narendra Modi only improved an already economically well-off Gujarat.

Naqvi also said that the party was united in its agenda to uproot the corrupt UPA government. "The party is united, is one, and will work unitedly. Whether it's Advaniji, Narendra Modiji or Rajnath Singhji, every leader of the party is together. There is no confusion," Naqvi said.

The BJP will hold its national executive meet in the Goa capital from Friday to Sunday.

(JPN/Agencies)

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