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Drop v from name, Modi will listen: Kejriwal to Advani

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Monday asked BJP patriarch LK Advani to drop the 'v' from his name if he hoped to catch the attention of the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Full Coverage: Kejriwal, a common man in politics

india Updated: Mar 25, 2014 01:46 IST
Nivedita Khandekar
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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Monday asked BJP patriarch LK Advani to drop the 'v' from his name if he hoped to catch the attention of the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

"If Advani wants Modi to listen to him, he should drop 'v' from his name," tweeted Kejriwal in an apparent jibe at the uneasy relationship between the two senior BJP's leaders.

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Kejriwal's tweet on Monday came a day ahead of his rally in Varanasi, where Modi is set to contest the Lok Sabha polls.

The BJP patriarch's relations with Modi nosedived after the Gujarat chief minister was elevated as the party's prime ministerial candidate. The cold war was evident once again last week when Advani took on Modi over his nomination from Gandhinagar.

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Advani had earlier sought to contest from Bhopal but later relented following the intervention by RSS.

The reference to the word 'v' was in the context of Kejriwal's relentless attack on the media which he said was being funded by business magnate Mukesh Ambani and the Adani Group to promote Modi.

Members of the micro-blogging site immediately reacted with criticism about how the AAP leader had "copied" his tweet from another user.

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"Not only tweet, @arvindkejriwal in his book Swaraj copied the whole contents of book Bharatiya Raj Vyawastha," tweeted Greshma Hegde (@GreshSwish).