Udupi: Former Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani arrived in the city on Sunday January 17 to take part in the Paryaya Celebrations of Sri Vishewesha Tirtha Swamiji of Pejawar Math
Advani who arrived from Delhi to Mangaluru by Air India flight, was welcomed at the airport by BJP leaders, he then proceed directly to the Circuit House Bannaje, Udupi with high level Z+ security.
DK MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, Udupi Chikkamagaluru MP Shobha Karnadlaje, Udupi district BJP Chief Thingale Vikramarjuna Hegde, Raghavendra Kini and Suprasad Shetty accompanied Advani.
Speaking to the mediapersons L K Advani said, “It is a very special day to come to Udupi, the only place in the country where we had first made entry when we thought of South India. I recall very well that the victory in the Udupi corporation was hailed by the party in the whole country as our entry into the south. We were nothing elsewhere in any of the southern states when we won the elections. It is not the year that is important but it the fact that is important. We went on to make Udupi the best corporation in the state and we felt more happy. Today I come here to take part in the Paryaya programme ofSri Vishwesha Tirtha Swamiji who has been associated with our work because he got another term to ascend the Paryaya. It is a matter of pride for me when I was invited to attend the Paryaya, So I came here”.
He further said that we are determined to see the party keeps doing the work and serving the people in every possible way. This is the occasion where Pejawar Swamijiwill be ascending the Paryaya for the fifth time. I always seek his blessings and I cannot forget that during the emergency, I myself, Vajpayeeji, Madhu Dandavate and Shyam Nandan Mishra had come to Bengaluru for the parliament committee meeting. Suddenly because of the emergency being enforced, the Karnataka government had given good hospitality at that time. Today I am here for a different purpose and I am very happy and recall the memories I have spent with the Swamiji.
He also said, “His blessings are always there with me, and there is no such occasion that the Swamiji did not bless me. I was born in Karachi but I was the member of RSS when India become independent and since then I seek blessings from the Pejawar Swamiji. I will take part in the Paryaya procession and all the related programmes and go back to my home town and continue my work”.