/ Lok Sabha elections 2019: LK Advani opted out of Lok Sabha race, sounded out BJP about retirement

Hindustan Times : Mar 22, 2019, 04:12 PM

A decision to field Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah from Gandhinagar in Gujarat was taken after veteran Lal Krishna Advani, 91, told the party leadership he was unwilling to contest April-May parliamentary election. Advani told the party three-four days back that he will not contest. His decision to not contest the Lok Sabha election means he is retiring. Advani was elected to Lok Sabha on seven occasions.