Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called upon senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani at his residence and extended greetings on his 92nd birthday.
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP working President JP Nadda were also present.
In a series of tweets, Modi lauded Advani’s contributions towards empowering Indians.
“Scholar, statesman and one of the most respected leaders, India will always cherish the exceptional contribution of Shri Lal Krishna Advani Ji towards empowering our citizens. On his birthday, I convey my greetings to respected Advani Ji and pray for his long and healthy life,” PM Modi tweeted.
“Shri LK Advani Ji toiled for decades to give shape and strength to the @BJP4India. If over the years, our party has emerged as a dominant pole of Indian politics, it is because of leaders like Advani Ji and the selfless Karyakartas he groomed for decades,” Modi said.
“For Advani Ji, public service has always been associated with values. Not once has he compromised on the core ideology. When it came to safeguarding our democracy, he was at the forefront. As a Minister, his administrative skills are universally lauded,” Modi added.