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Nitin Gadkari denies suggesting disciplinary actions against BJP veterans

Advani, Joshi, senior leaders Shanta Kumar and Yashwant Sinha had attacked Modi and Shah in the wake of Bihar debacle.

By: PTI | Nagpur | Updated: November 13, 2015 1:12 pm
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Senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari said today that the BJP central leadership is discussing with the party’s veterans the issues raised by them about the party’s unsatisfactory performance in Bihar polls and denied that he had suggested disciplinary action against them.

In a statement here, Gadkari said that party elders including L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi “are our highly respected leaders and neither I nor any other party functionary has ever shown any disrespect to them and there was absolutely no question of anyone suggesting calling for an explanation from them and not the least demanding disciplinary action against them.”

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“Reports in a section of the media indicating that I have suggested to the party president Amit Shah to initiate disciplinary action against them are absolutely incorrect and misleading,” the Union Minister said.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is also against any action against dissenters.

Singh, BJP sources said on Thursday, was of the opinion Advani and Joshi have experience and have contributed immensely to the growth of the BJP, so the party should listen to them.

The Home Minister is said to be in favour of examination and analysis of what the veterans had said and decisions taken for the overall good of the BJP. Such decisions should be acceptable to all, the sources said.

Advani, Joshi, senior leaders Shanta Kumar and Yashwant Sinha had attacked Modi and Shah in the wake of Bihar debacle, saying the party has been “emasculated” in the last one year and was being “forced to kow-tow to a handful”. They demanded a thorough review of the debacle.

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  1. Virendra Sason
    Nov 13, 2015 at 2:54 pm
    Suggestions by Veterans must not be discarded by Modi Sarkar otherwise refraction/reflection of Modi sarkar will not be positive in India and also for Democracy within the BJP.
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      Observer
      Nov 13, 2015 at 2:06 pm
      Ruling cult of modi/shah/gadkari/jaitly are in a power struggle to crush any dissent on their functioning. Internal war has already started. BJP is struggling for its ideny and survival.
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        Rajesh
        Nov 13, 2015 at 2:58 pm
        Nonsense. This is not family owned CONgress where you will be thrown out if you dont kiss the Nehru family's backside. People are enled to their opinion, wrong as it may be.
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          Rajesh
          Nov 13, 2015 at 2:59 pm
          Poor boy living in a fantasy world. How strange that a Nehru family bootlicker is talking about dissent and internal politics.
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            Hindu
            Nov 13, 2015 at 2:12 pm
            The BALLAAADEE Media is ing as P#IMPS for Congress and PLANTING MIS AND DIS INFORMATION......The entire Media Industry except for ZEE are anti-India t#aitors...
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