New Delhi: After party veteran LK Advani’s open criticism of BJP chief Nitin Gadkari, party’s mascot of its ‘Hindutva’ ideology Narendra Modi has now come under scanner.
Reports, Friday, claimed that the saffron party’s mouthpiece Kamal Sandesh has described Modi as a `man in a hurry` and blamed him for damaging the party’s fabric.
In its editorial on the recently concluded BJP National Executive that was held in Mumbai, Kamal Sandesh lamented the lacuna in organisation building and also slammed the top rung leaders for failing to address the demoralisation within the party.
"As one ascends the ladder, his understanding should also elevate. But the irony is that it is always seen that on reaching the top even after knowing that a day will come when he has to come down he tries to belittle the one`s below him. When we applaud a person more than required then we in fact ourselves open the door of his possible distraction. Similarly if one is criticized in extremity, we open the door for his possible exit, the Kamal Sandesh editorial said.
This hard hitting editorial was published a day after Advani veiled criticism of BJP president Nitin Gadkari and questioned the decisions taken by him in the past six months.
Modi had attended the BJP national executive meet only after the resignation of rival Sanjay Joshi, a known Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) face in the party. While both have maintained a pin drop silence on the issue, the incident was viewed as one where party president Nitin Gadkari gave in to Modi’s demands.
Interestingly, Advani is also upset that Gadkari was given a second three-year term by the RSS leadership ignoring his mistakes in the past, which severely dented the party’s public image.
Lending credence to assertion is the fact that Advani, who is today the tallest active leader in BJP, did not attend a rally that was held as a show of unity after the conclusion of the National Executive meeting in Mumbai.
However, the BJP has downplayed the issue.
After Advani’s open criticism, the RSS seems to have worked out a blue print with the Gadkari-Modi duo playing a crucial role in the party`s decision making process in the future.