Advani to fight from Gandhinagar seat

New Delhi


BJP patriarch L.K. Advani Thursday said he has decided to contest from the Gandhinagar parliamentary constituency after he was "touched" by the gesture of party leaders to give him the choice between the Gujarat seat and Bhopal.

Putting an end to the raging controversy over the reported sulking of the senior party leader after he was told to contest from Gandhinagar and not his choice of Bhopal, Advani said: "I have decided to contest the 2014 general elections from Gandhinagar itself. I have conveyed my opinion to (party president) Rajnath Singh."

Advani said he agreed to go with the choice of Gandhinagar after he was approached by the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and by Rajnath Singh and it was conveyed to him that he was free to choose between the two parliamentary seats. - IANS