LK Advani skips BJP's poll victory celebrations to attend 'satsang'

Advani had arrived here last evening and spent the night at the Dera.

hidden October 19, 2014 17:29:31 IST
LK Advani skips BJP's poll victory celebrations to attend 'satsang'

Beas: While BJP was celebrating its victory in Haryana and Maharashtra, party veteran LK Advani today attended a religious congregation of Dera Radha Soami Satsang Beas sect here.

Advani, who was dropped from BJP's powerful Parliamentary Board in August, held meeting with the sect chief Baba Gurinder Singh Dhillon early this morning. He later visited Langar (community kitchen) where he spent 20 minutes with Dhillon to see the arrangement for cooking food.

LK Advani skips BJPs poll victory celebrations to attend satsang

Veteran BJP leader LK Advani. Reuters

He reached the 'satsang' venue at around 9 am and listened to satsang of sect chief for nearly 90 minutes. After the satsang, he had lunch with Dhillon and again spent more than an hour with him.

Queried by reporters at Guru Ramdas International Airport on his way back to Delhi, the 86-year-old BJP leader favoured a tie-up between BJP and its oldest ally Shiv Sena to form the government in Maharashtra while discounting the possibility of any truck with NCP.

As the party fell short of an absolute majority in the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly, he said it would be better"if the old relationship is revived", adding that he was disappointed when the Shiv Sena and BJP decided to contest polls separately.

Advani had arrived here last evening and spent the night at the Dera.

PTI

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