Senior BJP leader LK Advani gets back his room but not the ‘post’
New Delhi: BJP patriarch L.K. Advani will sit in his old room in Parliament House with the Government on Tuesday restoring it to the veteran leader, days after indications of his possible dislocation from there.
The name-plate of the 86-year-old leader was restored outside the room number 4 in Parliament House, albiet without his earlier designation of Working Chairman of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
Mr Advani sat in his original room on Tuesday for some time and his staff occupied their seats too. The development came after parliamentary affairs minister M. Venkaiah Naidu intervened in the matter and ensured there was enough room for the party leader, who appeared visibly upset last week following the “removal” of his name plate.
Mr Advani had, in an apparent display of his displeasure, occupied the eighth row in the Lok Sabha during the oath-taking ceremony of MPs last week and chose to sit in the BJP Parliamentary Party office which is generally used by ordinary party leaders.