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PM not a politically aware person: Advani

india Updated: Dec 14, 2007 14:05 IST

Senior BJP leader L K Advani on Friday took a dig at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over his remarks on the former being anointed BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate, saying he was not a political person.

"I would just say that the Prime Minister is not a political person because a politically aware person cannot make such a comment," Advani said.

Reacting to Singh's remarks during electioneering in Gujarat that BJP's announcement of Advani as their prime ministerial candidate was made to counter Narendra Modi, the former Deputy Prime Minister said: "He is a simple man and that is why he said something like this."
Advani said he was surprised at the Prime Minister saying that the BJP's announcement was aimed at countering Modi in Gujarat.

"I am glad that the Prime Minister has openly accepted that no one can beat Modi in Gujarat," he said.

Singh had said during campaigning in Gujarat: "The Central leadership of the BJP is nervous. They want to fill the post which is not vacant before the Gujarat election results are out."