New Delhi: There seems to be no ending of political bickering in the Bharatiya Janata Party over party stalwart Lal Krishna Advani’s Jan Chetana Yatra. The fresh crisis surfaced over whether the controversial Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will attend the concluding rally in Delhi or not.

The saffron party is mulling over the concluding rally in Delhi on November 20 in which all the national leader including party president Nitin Gadkari would participate. But the party remains unclear over inviting the CMs of different BJP ruled states.

The sources said the party will decide on the issue after receiving green signal from Modi.

A senior leader said if the party does not arrive at the consensus over the issue of CMs, it may consider to request inviting its National Democratic Alliance allies to the rally. The entire exercise would not only suppress the internal crisis in the BJP but also give message of unity among the alliance partners.

The crisis deepened with the party’s decision to kick start the Jan Chetana Yatra flagged off by the Bihar CM Nitish Kumar from Sitabdiara, the birth place of nationalist leader Jaiprakash Narayan.

Modi rarely visits Bihar, and the presence of other CMs could increase the internal strife in BJP cadres. Therefore, the party high command has decided to keep distance all the CMs from inauguration of the Yatra.  

JPN/Bureau