BJP core committee likely to stand by Nitin Gadkari

The Bharatiya Janata Party's core committee, which will be meeting at 7 pm today in Delhi to consider the political developments in the wake of the controversies swirling around party president Nitin Gadkari, is all set to back him in his hour of crisis.

Despite becoming the butt of jokes following his comparison of Swami Vivekananda's IQ with that of Dawood Ibrahim, the party feels that too much has been made of something that was never intended.

Dealing with crisis. Reuters

A top BJP leader told Firstpost that after going through the merits of allegations against Gadkari's Purti group and his Vivekananda-Dawood remarks, the party will extend its support to Gadkari. Sources said Gadkari may even offer to resign but that would be turned down by the core group.

The party's mentor, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, has sent strong signals to the senior BJP leadership that the party should not allow itself to be buffeted by the agenda set by a section of the media at the behest of the UPA government.

Another senior leader had similar things to say of the core committee meeting.

The RSS and the BJP leadership are inclined to dismiss the outpourings of the father-son duo of Ram and Mahesh Jethmalani as loose cannons. They see no internal conspiracy in the Jethmalanis' targeting of Gadkari.


Updated Date: Nov 06, 2012 17:58 PM

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