Rajnath Singh to Shekhawat: Avoid active politics

Rajnath SinghNew Delhi, Jan. 7 : Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the party doesn''t have a tradition to allow a person to contest elections after holding a constitutional post.

"Someone who has served on a constitutional post do not enter electoral fray. It is not in our tradition," Rajnath Singh said ,indirectly hinting that former Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat should avoid another innings in active politics.

On Monday, octogenarian Shekhawat told journalists in Kota that he was willing to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections if his health permitted.

Rajnath reiterated the party''s stand that senior BJP leader L. K. Advani remained the "undisputed" prime ministerial candidate.

"Advaniji is our undisputed candidate for the Prime Ministerial post and would continue to be so," Rajnath said. (ANI)

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