No pressure,says Gadkari

BJP president Nitin Gadkari denied any pressure on Karnataka advocate general B V Acharya to quit,as the issue acquired political overtones following the latter’s allegation

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:February 10, 2012 12:45 am

BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Thursday denied any pressure on Karnataka advocate general B V Acharya to quit,as the issue acquired political overtones following the latter’s allegation that he was asked to step down as special public prosecutor in the assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

“There was no pressure on anyone in Karnataka. We did not remove anyone,” Gadkari said.

The developments are being seen in the context of the AIADMK coming closer to the BJP even though it is not a part of the NDA. Attending a function in Chennai last month,senior BJP leader L K Advani had described Jayalalithaa as a “natural ally” of the BJP.

Jayalalithaa had also warmed up to the BJP when she sent party representative M Thambidurai to Advani’s rally held in the capital.

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