New Delhi, Apr 14, In the midst of a bitter war of words between them, BJP leader L K Advani tonight stayed away from a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Manhohan Singh for Lok Sabha Somnath Chatterjee. singh and Advani came face to face in Parliament earlier in the day at a function to commemorate the birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar and shook hands briefly but it was devoid of the warmth as the Prime minister went about his business gretting others and paying floral tributes to the portrait of the Dalit icon. sing chatted with vice president Hamid Ansari as Advani sitting between the two leaders looked on. Advani, in his campaign speeche sfor Lok Sabha poll, has been attacking singh dubbing him the"weakest" Prime Minister and singh hit back by saying the BJP "iron man" was quick to melt when held to the fire during the Kandahar plane hijacking incident.
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