“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 LK Advani Ji have strengthened.
In the blog LK Advani has said that the party never regarded his critics as “enemies” or “anti-nationals”. In the piece, he urged the party to “look back, look ahead and look within” and stressed on “democracy and democratic traditions” within.
He wrote, the guiding principle of my life has been ‘Nation First, Party Next, Self Last.’And in all situations, I have tried to adhere to this principle and will continue to do so.
Defense of democracy and democratic traditions, both within the Party and in the larger national setting, has been the proud hallmark of the BJP.
Therefore BJP has always been in the forefront of demanding protection of independence, integrity, fairness and robustness of all our democratic institutions, including the media.
Electoral reforms, with special focus on transparency in political and electoral funding, which is so essential for a corruption-free polity, has been another priority for our Party.
He concluded saying True, elections are a festival of democracy. But they are also an occasion for honest introspection by all the stakeholders in Indian democracy – political parties, mass media, authorities conducting the election process and, above all, the electorate.