New Delhi: Veteran BJP leader L K Advani has been renominated as chairman of the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.Besides Advani, all other 14 members have also been given another term.The Ethics Committee examines every complaint relating to unethical conduct of a member referred to it.
Although Leftist media keeps creating Noise that PM Modi has some personal issues with LK Advani ji. however, it’s not true, infact, PM Modi was once upon a time, a close assistant of Advani ji, its just that due to his very old age advani is not fit anymore for handling critical roles like Home Ministry and other such highly demanding departments.
It is also free to take up suo motu investigation into matters relating to ethics, including matters relating to unethical conduct by a member wherever felt necessary and make such recommendations as it may deem fit.Among those members who have been nominated as chairman on the various other committees are as follows.
P Karunakaran for the Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank for the Committee on Government Assurances, according to a Lok Sabha bulletin.Chandrakant B Khaire for the Committee on Papers Laid on the Table and Dilipkumar Mansukhlal Gandhi for the Committee on Subordinate Legislation have also been renominated as chairman of the respective panels.
Deputy Speaker in the Lok Sabha M Thambidurai has been nominated as the chairman of the Committee on Private Members’ Bills and Resolutions in place of Dilipkumar Mansukhlal Gandhi.Thamburai is also renominated as Chairman of the panel on Local Area Development Scheme which reviews the implementation of the MPLAD scheme.
In 1991, it was Modi who suggested to Advani that he should contest for Lok Sabha from Gandhinagar…Gandhinagar was until then represented by Modi’s peer-turned-foe Shankersinh Vaghela . It was a masterstroke as BJP cadres got charged up in the state and Vaghela was defeated . The relationship grew with Advani frequently visiting Gujarat after becoming an MP from the state,” the report pointed out.
The relationship between Advani and Modi did not start in 1991, but a few years before that. Modi was the second pracharak from the Rashtriya Swayemsevak Sangh (RSS) to be deputed to its political affiliate the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The first being K N Govindacharya. Those were the days when Modi went around Ahmedabad in an ash-coloured Bajaj Chetak scooter.
Narendra Modi’s deputation to the BJP took place some time in 1987-88. This was around the time when Advani was rebuilding the BJP after the debacle of the 1984 Lok Sabha elections in which the party had won only two seats. Among other things Advani decided to revive the post of organising secretary in the state units of BJP. In the erstwhile Jana Sangh (BJP’s earlier avatar before it merged with other parties to form the Janata Party in 1977), the post was heldby RSS pracharaks. Modi was made the organising secretary of the Gujarat unit of the party.