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Yashwant Sinha takes on media, says 'I am not suffering from 'NaMonia'

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha today rubbished media reports that he was not attending the Goa conclave because he is sick, and said that he is not suffering from 'NaMonia', as has been headlined in many dailies.

delhi Updated: Jun 08, 2013 14:49 IST
Bharatiya Janata Party,Yashwant Sinha,'NaMonia'

BJP leader Yashwant Sinha today said he had chosen to stay away from the party's National Executive meeting in Goa not because of 'NaMonia', an oblique reference to aversion to Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi.

"I don't have 'NaMonia'. I am in perfect health. But there could be other reasons for not going to Goa because of which I have not gone there," Sinha told reporters.

'NaMonia' has emerged as a euphemism to refer to a group of BJP leaders, including senior party leaders L K Advani and Jaswant Singh, who have reported sick and skipped the party's national executive meeting which began in Goa today.

Sinha had earlier supported Modi, who is being talked about being projected as the head of the BJP campaign committee for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

The former Union Minister was also quoted as saying some day's back that Modi was unlikely to be appointed as in-charge of the BJP's campaign for the general elections.

Earlier, commenting on the leadership issue Sinha had said that Advani was in a "different league".

Besides Advani, others who have skipped the Goa meeting include Uma Bharti, Yogi Adityanath and Shatrughan Sinha.

First Published: Jun 08, 2013 13:43 IST