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Jan 11, 2013 at 01:46pm IST

Jethmalani's suspension from BJP may end after patch up with Gadkari, say sources

New Delhi: Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani and Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari have reached a truce after over a month of former's suspension from the party, according to the sources. Senior party leader LK Advani mediated the truce after they met at his residence, sources added.

Jethmalani invited the BJP wrath after attacking the party for criticising the appointment of new CBI Director Ranjit Sinha. The 89-year-old lawyer-turned-politician followed this up with remarks in Mumbai that no action can be taken against him by the BJP, virtually challenging the authority of Gadkari and other top leaders.

After the meeting at Advani's residence, Jethmalani expressed the hope that his suspension from the BJP will end. Jethmalani, the main Opposition's Rajya Sabha MP from Rajasthan, has been speaking against the BJP top brass for the past few years. His tirade began with an attack on Gadkari when he asked the BJP President to step down immediately in the wake of charges of dubious funding of his Purti Group. His son and party leader Mahesh had also made the same demand.