L. K. Advani

Lal Krishna Advani ( born November 8, 1927 in Karachi) is an Indian politician. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, which he chaired for a long time, and leader of the National Democratic Alliance ( NDA), the opposition in Indian Parliament ( Lok Sabha ).

Advani joined Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in 1942. He organized in 1992 a political protest march from the Shiva temple in Somnath in Gujarat to Ayodhya North Indian. The Hindu nationalists called for the establishment there of a temple in honor of the god - king Ram. As a result of his journey, it came again and again to violence between supporters of different religious groups (mostly Hindus and Muslims).

From 1980 to 1986, Advani leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party Rajya Sabha in, the Indian upper house. Between 1999 and 2004 he was employed as Minister of the Interior ( Home Minister ) to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on; at times he was also his deputy.

In June 2005 there was a scandal when Advani from the post of party leader briefly resigned after he was Pakistan's founding father Muhammad Ali Jinnah as secular praised during his trip to the neighboring country. The end of 2005 he gave the party chairmanship then finally down, but remains one of the most influential politicians of his party.