New Delhi: Upset with the growing infighting in the BJP, RSS mouthpiece Panchajanya hit out at the saffron party.
“Several leaders in BJP carry Prime Ministerial ambitions. Several Chief Ministers as well as national leaders are capable of becoming the Prime Minister”, an article in the latest issue of Panchajanya said.
The sangh fountainhead is not in favour of projecting Prime Ministerial candidate for now. “The Prime Ministerial candidate should be picked up only after the 2014 general elections”, it said.
The RSS mouthpiece also criticised Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his style of functioning.
“Narendra Modi is ignoring senior BJP leaders”, it said. “Modi needs to do a rethink about his style of functioning and organisational capabilities”, it added.
Hours before the BJP national executive meet started in Mumbai, Modi’s bete noire Sanjay Joshi was asked to resign from the national executive. The BJP had to bow to Modi’s demand as he insisted that he would attend the conclave only if Joshi resigned from BJP national executive.
"The role of Narendra Modi in the Sanjay Joshi episode at BJP`s national executive meeting in Mumbai is worth pondering over," the editorial stated.
The article has further pointed out that it is a mystery why Modi, a staunch believer of the Sangh ideology, could not deal with his anger towards his fellow RSS worker Joshi.
"By making the presence of Sanjay Joshi at the BJP national executive a prestige issue, why did he (Modi) give the media an opportunity to spread misinformation about the Sangh and BJP?" it said.
Veteran BJP leader LK Advani had earlier made an indirect attack on party president Nitin Gadkari for taking “faulty decisions”.
Expressing concerns over his party’s declining credibility, the BJP stalwart wrote in his popular blog that the saffron leadership has failed to sense the pulse of the public on various occasions and several wrong decisions taken by the apex leadership has further worsened the situation.
After Advani’s open criticism, BJP mouthpiece Kamal Sandesh has described Modi as a `man in a hurry` and blamed him for “damaging” the party’s fabric.
"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”, the party mouthpiece said in its latest editorial.
“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," it added.