Upset with the growing infighting in the BJP, RSS mouthpiece Panchajanya in its editorial on Saturday hit out at the saffron party.
“Several BJP leaders carry Prime Ministerial ambition. The Prime Ministerial candidate should be picked up only after the 2014 results”, the editorial said.
The sangh fountainhead is also unhappy with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for “ignoring senior BJP leaders”.
Veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Thursday made an indirect attack on party president Nitin Gadkari for taking faulty decisions.
Expressing concerns over his party’s declining credibility, the BJP stalwart wrote in his popular blog that the saffron leadership has failed to sense the pulse of the public on various occasions and several wrong decisions taken by the apex leadership has further worsened the situation.
“The mood within the party these days is not upbeat. The results in Uttar Pradesh, the manner in which the party welcomed BSP Ministers who were removed by Mayawati ji on charges of corruption, the party’s handling of Jharkhand and Karnataka – all these events have undermined the party’s campaign against corruption,” Advani wrote.
The veteran leader also gave a piece of advice to the BJP leadership to introspect what has gone wrong.
“The fact that we have a sizable contingent of MPs in Parliament today as against the niggardly two seats in 1984, that our performance in the two Houses under Sushmaji and Jaitleyji has been excellent, that the party is in power in as many as nine states today is no compensation for the lapses committed. I had said at the Core Group meeting that if people are today angry with the UPA Government, they are also disappointed with us. The situation, I said, calls for introspection,” he stated.
After Advani’s open criticism, BJP’s mouthpiece Kamal Sandesh has described Modi as a ‘man in a hurry’ and blamed him for damaging the party’s fabric.
In its editorial on the recently concluded BJP National Executive that was held in Mumbai, Kamal Sandesh lamented the lacuna in organisation building and also slammed the top rung leaders for failing to address the demoralization within the party.
“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,” the Kamal Sandesh editorial said.