While relinquishing his post, Advani asserted that he felt a sense of "relief" and "satisfaction", but said it was not the end of his active political career.
"If they think that I will quit activeness and politics then it is all wrong. I became a rath yatri at 14 when I was just out of high school, and became a swayam sewak... this rath yatra would go on for life," Advani, 82, said while addressing the parliamentary party meeting here.
Image: BJP leader L.K. Advani leaves after the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting in New Delhi on December 8, 2009.