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Mamata targets BJP for sidelining LK Advani, says old is gold

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused the BJP of sidelining its senior leader Lal Krishna Advani and denying him Lok Saha ticket from Gandhinagar parliamentary seat in Gujarat.

"It is my personal feelings. I am feeling bad. Advani was the actual mentor for the BJP. They have forgotten the old days because of the new crop of leaders. But old is gold. It is an insult to him. But this is my personal feeling. They may not agree to it," the Chief Minister said.

"He is a respected leader in the party and has been there from the beginning. As a citizen of this country, I have worked under Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Advani," she said.

Earlier, actor Shah Rukh Khan also met Chief Minister Banerjee at her office in Nabanna. Khan is the franchise owner of Indian Premier League's Kolkata Knight Riders.

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First Published: Tue, March 26 2019. 22:22 IST