Elected unanimously as BJP President on Sunday, Amit Shah will be meeting L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi to seek the “blessings” of the veterans, who were conspicuous by their absence at the party headquarters during the elections.
Shah, who has been elected for a three-year term, also will be meeting ailing former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Tuesday, party sources said. Shah will be meeting Advani tonight, a party source said.
His meeting with Joshi is scheduled for Tuesday after his return from West Bengal where he will be on a day-long trip tomorrow.
Advani and Joshi, who have been critical of Shah’s leadership, were conspicuous by their absence at the party headquarters here today when the entire party leadership was celebrating the BJP chief’s re-election.
They have been upset ever since they were made members of ‘Margdarshak Mandal’, which is seen by many as an indication that they have been rendered irrelevant in the party’s affairs.