New Delhi, Aug. 28 ANI | 4 months ago

BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday avoided commenting on senior Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi's remark that politicians should not remain in active posts beyond an age, saying his party has the highest respect for the senior leadership who stand as a mentor.

"I would not join issues with Mr. Dwivedi what he has to say. But the fact remains that in the BJP, we have the highest respect for our senior leadership, they are all involved in the policy making, all decision making and guidance. They stand as a mentor for the Bharatiya Janata Party," said Rudy.

"And I am sure this is not a point which needs to be debated. We have a great faith in our tallest leadership, who are elderly as well," he added.

Dwivedi earlier in the day said a generation change is necessary in politics.

"I believe that even in politics people should not remain in an active post beyond a certain age," Dwivedi said.

"My opinion, at least about my party, is that active posts should be occupied by people who are younger and have more physical stamina," he added.

The senior Congress leader's comment came just days after the BJP dropped former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and party veterans Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi from its Parliamentary Board.

(Posted on 28-08-2014)

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