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Friday , May 16 , 2014
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Advani congratulates Modi but does not give all credit to him

New Delhi, May 16 (PTI) Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch Lal Krishna Advani on Friday congratulated Narendra Modi but seemed reluctant to give Modi full credit for the BJP’s landslide victory.

“In this victory, the contribution of Modi's leadership, RSS and other organisations like the BJP, has to be analysed,” he said.

The BJP patriarch, who has not shared the best of relations with Modi in the past, called up the party's Prime Ministerial candidate as soon as it became clear that the party was headed for a clear majority of its own in the Lok Sabha polls.

An emotional Advani, who was visiting the party headquarters here to be part of the celebrations, told reporters that the country had never witnessed such an election in its history.

He said the BJP's victory was a result mainly of the people's anger against corruption, misgovernance and dynastic rule and asked those in politics to draw lessons from the results.

“…today's result mainly is against corruption, misgovernance and dynstic rule,” he said.

Refusing to entertain any questions, he said, “We won in places where we had never won in the past. Amid all these things, people who are in power in government and those who are in politics should also collectively analyse this result and take lesson.”

He said he is very happy with the results and feels that there should be a deeper analysis of why the party got this kind of a mandate.

“I feel in India's history there has been no other election like this,” he said.

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