Deputy Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ravi Shankar Prasad today criticised senior leader Yashwant Sinha for going public with his statement demanding the resignation of party president Nitin Gadkari on alleged dubious deals involving his firm.
"Being a senior leader Yashwant Sinha has all forums of the party open to him for discussion. Instead he chose to go public over the issue, which the party deem inappropriate," Prasad said while addressing reporters after a NDA meeting in New Delhi.
The BJP spokesman also appealed to the senior leader to reconsider his statement.
"Whether our party president is guilty or not is not the issue today. The issue is that all of us in public life should be beyond reproach," Yashwant Sinha, earlier in the day, had told PTI.
The former Union minister said he has been "greatly saddened" by the events over the last few weeks.
The NDA meeting was also attended by senior BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and LK Advani.