The BJP will not contest next Lok Sabha elections under the leadership of LK Advani, said former party president M Venkaiah Naidu, agreeing that it will be logical for the organization to get a new leadership at that juncture.
In Karan Thapar’s Devil Advocate programme on CNN-IBN, Naidu said: “Advani is not going to contest the next elections. We are not going to fight the next elections under his leadership. Next general elections are going to happen when…you know (2014).”
He said this in response to a query if BJP would fight the next general elections under Advani’s leadership, who would be 87 years old by then.
Besides, Naidu admitted that in such a scenario it was logical that the party would need a new leader and for this change of guard should occur a couple of years before the elections.