Bihar BJP leaders meet RSS chief

Stung by rebellion within the party,top leaders of the Bihar BJP Monday met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Written by Press Trust Of India | Patna | Published: July 23, 2013 12:57 am

Stung by rebellion within the party,top leaders of the Bihar BJP Monday met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat here and discussed the political situation in the state.

The BJP state unit has accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of orchestrating the revolt. While one MLA has been suspended for six years,nearly a dozen BJP MLAs reportedly complained against party leader Sushil Kumar Modi.

S K Modi,party general secretary and incharge of state affairs Dharmendra Pradhan,Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Nand Kishore Yadav,state party president Mangal Pandey and others met Bhagwat over breakfast and discussed the developments.

Though the leaders were tightlipped about what transpired at the meeting,senior BJP leader Giriraj Singh said,“Of course when we sit together there will be some talk on the prevailing political situation.” This was the first visit of the RSS sarsanghchalak,which has lent its support to Narendra Modi in the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections,to Bihar since the ruling JD(U) walked out of NDA.

Pandey,however,told reporters that it was a courtsey call. BJP national vice-president C P Thakur,general secretary Radha Mohan Singh and former minister Chandramohan Rai were also present.

The meeting between top BJP leaders and Bhagwat is important,considering the widening cracks within Bihar BJP with some legislators accusing S K Modi of ‘hijacking’ the party.

The revolt was triggered by Amarnath Gami,BJP MLA from Hayaghat in Darbhanga,who was suspended for six years. Gami claimed that a dozen BJP MLAs shared his view however,the party has dismissed his claims.

Vijay Kumar Mishra,BJP MLA from Jale in Darbhanga,came in support of Gami. “Injustice has been done to Gami who has been suspended from the party without show-cause notice,” he said.

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