|Sanjay Joshi - a scape goat|
On surface the reasons given were different but their followers had started pushing these four to get together and form a separate alliance. These four leaders command over more than two third of electoral base of the party.
Yeddyurappa’s statement before the meet was significant. He told reporters in Bangaluru , "The national executive should deliberate on the issues rocking Karnataka, Gujarat and Rajasthan and promote Modi as Prime Ministerial candidate,". He also added, "Modi is popular because he has done great work in Gujarat and made the state number one in the country".
He had posed a serious crisis a few days ago by threatening the resignation of 70 MLAs from the party. Unlike other leaders in BJP Gadkari is proactive administrator, he could sense the danger ahead in the next tenure of his president ship, if no quick decision is taken. Both Modi and Yeddy had sent the strong signals.
Gadkari’s request to rescue was accepted by Nagpur and Sanjay Joshi was asked to tender the resignation. Displeased Sanjay Joshi accepted the demand, but did not forget to mention that he was resigning from the National Executive Committee under pressure from top leaders like Narendra Modi.
Will this decision give a peace to Gadkari for next two years or would catapult new problems? Only time will tell atleast for time being he can get extended bytes of media.
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