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Anti-Sinha posters come up for demanding Nitin Gadkari's resignation

Thursday, 22 November 2012 - 7:22pm IST Updated: Thursday, 22 November 2012 - 7:23pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI
The posters which were put up near the BJP headquarters had Sinha's photo and said that he has forgotten his past. They also accused him of back-stabbing the party.

Days after he demanded that BJP President Nitin Gadkari step down in the wake of allegations against him, posters criticising Yashwant Sinha and questioning his credentials came up near the party office here.

The posters which were put up near the BJP headquarters had Sinha's photo and said that he has forgotten his past. They also accused him of back-stabbing the party.

BJP condemned the act while Sinha said he was ready for a debate with those who had put up the posters.

"BJP condemns these posters. This is the job of some mischief makers and we condemn the act," party spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said.

Sinha said, "I wish those who are responsible for putting up these defamatory posters identified themselves so that we could start a debate."

The former Union Minister had issued a statement to PTI on November 20 in which he had demanded that Gadkari should immediately step down from the post of president. He had insisted that whether the charges against Gadkari have been proved or not, those in public life should be above reproach.

Sinha had also said Gadkari's continuance in office would dent the BJP's fight against corruption in the Congress-led UPA government.

BJP Rajya Sabha member Ram Jethmalani was the first one to openly demand Gadkari's resignation. Party national executive member Jagdish Shettigar too stated later that Gadkari should step down.

There are charges that Gadkari's Purti Group has been funded in a dubious manner. RSS ideologue and CA S Gurumurthy had, however, given Gadkari a clean chit.

Interestingly, several BJP MPs were seen meeting Sinha in the Lok Sabha before the House met for the day. They walked up to his seat and wished him and shook hands with him.

Asked about this, Hussain said there is nothing wrong in two party members meeting each other in this manner.

"Yashwant Sinha is a member of the party. Even I met him with warmth as we meet other colleagues," Hussain said.




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