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BJP president Amit Shah meets party veterans M M Joshi, L K Advani

Shah's meeting with the two leaders came days after they were not given poll tickets

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Amit Shah

met party veterans Murli and L K on Monday, hours after the launch of the party’s poll manifesto.

Shah’s meeting with the two leaders came days after they were not given poll tickets.

The BJP has fielded Shah from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar, a seat represented by for many years, while Joshi has been replaced by Satyadev Pachauri in

After being denied ticket, Joshi had issued a statement saying the BJP had told him that he would not be nominated by the party in

While has not said anything about being dropped from the party's list of candidates, he wrote a blog asserting his party never regarded those who disagreed with it politically as “anti-national”.

Both Advani and Joshi were sidelined in the party after the 2014 general elections, in which the BJP got clear majority under the leadership of Narendra Modi.

After easing them out of key organisational positions, the party leadership brought the curtains down on their electoral innings by not giving them tickets to contest the polls this time.

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First Published: Mon, April 08 2019. 21:45 IST