New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be split wide open. A day after senior leader LK Advani attacked party president Nitin Gadkari in his blog, BJP mouthpiece Kamal Sandesh has slammed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, calling him a man in a hurry, who is damaging the fabric of the party.
Kamal Sandesh in its editorial on the just concluded BJP National Executive has lamented the lacuna in organisation building and said, "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."
This editorial comes just a day after LK Advani in his blog took on President Nitin Gadkari questioning the decisions taken by him in the past six months. The BJP has been downplaying the issue.
Advani has been upset with the RSS. The Sangh Parivar, despite Advani's objection paved way for a second term for president Nitin Gadkari.
Sources say Gadkari is upset with this public criticism by the top BJP leaders. But surprisingly, Advani is finding support in the Congress party.
These are also transition pangs with the old order comprising of Dr Sanjay Joshi and Advani giving way to the new. 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.