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Ram Jethmalani urges BJP leaders to stand united against Gadkari

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Nov 26, 2012 at 02:42pm IST

New Delhi: Suspended Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ram Jethmalani has no plans to give up. He has said that he will write yet another letter to party chief Nitin Gadkari, asking him to step down from the post. Nitin Gadkari faces a bevy of corruption charges over his alleged links to Purti Group and role in the Maharashtra irrigation scam.

Jethmalani said that he will again urge the BJP leaders to stand united against Gadkari. Sources said that he will send the letter to the party president in another hour, following which he will hold a press conference at his residence.

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Jethmalani was on Sunday evening suspended from the BJP after he openly stated that nobody in the party had the courage to take action against him. Jethmalani rubbed his party leaders the wrong way after he broke ranks with it over the CBI director's appointment. Senior BJP leaders Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj, leaders of Opposition in Parliament, had written to the PM seeking a stay over the appointment of Ranjit Sinha as the new CBI chief.

Jethmalani, however, backed the PM and said he had averted a national disaster by not appointing "the other candidate who wanted to be the CBI director".

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