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As one rises,so should his thinking: BJP launches veiled attack on Modi

As one ascends the ladder,his understanding should also elevate,says editorial in BJP mouthpiece.

BJP mouthpiece Kamal Sandesh has attacked Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in an editorial,criticising his threat to boycott last week’s party national executive if former organisational general secretary Sanjay Joshi was not removed from the decision-making body.

Without naming Modi,the editorial says,“As one ascends the ladder,his understanding should also elevate. But the irony is that it is always seen that on reaching the top even after knowing that a day will come when he has to come down he tries to belittle the one’s below him. When we applaud a person more than required then we in fact ourselves open the door of his possible distraction. Similarly if one is criticized in extremity,we open the door for his possible exit.”

Prabhat Jha,the Madhya Pradesh BJP chief who heads the editorial team of the party mouthpiece,said the editorial was a “general critique” not aimed at individuals. “The editorial is very simple and is only aimed at strengthening the organisation,” Jha said.

The editorial says,“Some of the happenings in BJP ruled Karnataka and Gujarat along with BJP Rajasthan have deeply hurt the sentiments of the common people. The BJP karyakartas (workers) and its staunch supporters also felt the pain.”

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In Karnataka,former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa has raised the banner of revolt. In Rajasthan,another former chief minister Vasundhara Raje had taken on the party leadership against a proposed yatra by her detractor Gulabchan Kataria. In Gujarat,Keshubhai Patel and Suresh Mehta have revived the anti-Modi plank.