28 September, 2020

‘Is This The Party Of Indira Or Sonia Where You Can’t Question Leaders?’

Former treasurer of the BJP’s Karnataka unit who wrote an open letter alleging that Advani had compromised on corruption

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‘Is This The Party Of Indira Or Sonia Where You Can’t Question Leaders?’
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In an embarrassing moment for BJP patriarch L.K. Advani, former treasurer of the party’s Karnataka unit and MLC Lehar Singh Siroya, who is close to Karnataka Janatha Paksha chief B.S. Yediyurappa, wrote him an open letter alleging that Advani had compromised on corruption in the past when it suited his interest. He slammed Advani for taking the moral high ground over corruption and pushing for BSY’s removal, which cost the party dear in the state election. He said Advani never inquired where the money for his rallies and yatras came from, nor the source of funding that brought the BJP to power in Karnataka in 2008 and gave it the largest contingent of MPs in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls. Singh has been suspended from the BJP since, but hopes to return. Excerpts from an interview with Saba Naqvi:

Why are you so angry with Advaniji?

He could have fixed the politics of the country; instead, he is fighting factional battles. And they are acting like autocrats and suspending me...

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