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Age no bar as BJP eyes winning factor while distributing tickets

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New Delhi:10/3:(odiannews):The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will not stop its politicians aged above 75 years or sitting Rajya Sabha members from contesting the upcoming national elections, but their chances of winning will determine if they are fielded as BJP candidates, two ruling party leaders said on Saturday. The BJP has an undeclared rule of not offering ministerial position to those aged above 75, and a section of the party has insisted they should not be fielded in the direct election this time. LK Advani (91), Murli Manohar Joshi (85), Bhagat Singh Koshyari (76), BC Khanduri (84), Kalraj Mishra (77) and Shanta Kumar (84) are prominent among the over one dozen Lok Sabha members of the BJP who have crossed the age bar for ministerial aspirants.Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will turn 76 in April.