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Advani not keen to be Leader of Opposition: Rajnath

May 16, 2009 20:05 IST

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L K Advani told the party's Parliamentary Board that he does not want to continue as the Leader of the Opposition in the new Lok Sabha.

"In the Parliamentary Board meeting, Advani said he did not want to be the Leader of the Opposition, but the Board insisted that he should continue. However, Advani said he should not continue," BJP President Rajnath Singh told PTI.

Since Advani was adamant on not continuing, the Parliamentary Board decided that a final view on the issue would be taken later.

"The Parliamentary Board has authorised me to convince Advani to change his opinion," Singh said.

Senior leader Sushma Swaraj's name is doing the rounds as the Leader of Opposition in case Advani sticks to his decision. "Advaniji will continue to be our leader," Singh said.

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