Joshi seeks EC probe into ‘fake letter’

Joshi seeks EC probe into ‘fake letter’

Agency News

New Delhi, Apr 15 : Hours after a fake news circulated on social media about BJP veteran Murli Manohar Joshi writing a letter to his senior party colleague L K Advani, the former HRD minister denied of writing any such letter and urged the Election Commission to immediately probe into the matter.

''I have not written any such letter to Advaniji. You may kindly order a detailed probe into the whole episode as to how the letter circulated in the social media,'' Dr Joshi said in a letter addressed to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora.

Dr Joshi along with party veterans Mr Advani, Kalraj Mishra and B C Khanduri were denied tickets this Lok Sabha elections.

On April 5, Dr Joshi had met Mr Advani -- which sources said was only ''a courtesy call''.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, 75, has also opted out of the electoral race besides the likes of Sushma Swaraj and Uma Bharti.

The 91-year-old Advani has on April 4 triggered a political row as he broke his five years old self-imposed isolation and penned a blog making a veiled attack on the present state of affairs and said anyone disagreeing to the values and ideals of BJP cannot be regarded as an 'anti-national'.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, however, tweeted saying "Advani Ji perfectly sums up the true essence of BJP, most notably the guiding Mantra of ‘Nation First, Party Next, Self Last.’ Proud to be a BJP Karyakarta and proud that greats like L K Advani Ji have strengthened it". (UNI)