New Delhi: Taken aback by LK Advani's resignation from all party posts, BJP leaders on Tuesday said they were in constant touch with the veteran leader and hopeful of resolving the crisis soon. (Agencies)
Advani's close associate Jaswant Singh maintained that the ‘worries and concerns’ raised by Advani about the affairs of the party would be looked into.
"The issues he has raised are for the good of the party and the nation. I am hopeful a proper solution to these would come out. I am sure the party will be successful in dealing with these issues," Singh told reporters outside Advani's residence.
Party MP Uma Bharti, who met Advani and Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj separately on Tuesday morning, said that she and Swaraj had a ‘good conversation’ but refused to answer questions on Advani's resignation, saying she does not want to speak on that matter.
Asked whether her writing a letter to party President Rajnath Singh on not being able to attend the BJP conclave at Goa was any indication that she was upset, Bharti said she was not annoyed in any manner.
In Nagpur, former BJP President Nitin Gadkari said the party needs the guidance of a veteran leader like Advani at this juncture. "We will pray to him to reconsider and I am confident he will take back his resignation," Gadkari said.
Meanwhile, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar told reporters in national capital that the Congress and some others were needlessly dragging the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) into the controversy.
"RSS has not issued any directive ... and has only said that this (Advani's resignation) is unfortunate and must be resolved immediately," he said.
New Delhi: Taken aback by LK Advani's resignation from all party posts, BJP leaders on Tuesday said they were in constant touch with the veteran leader and hopeful of resolving the crisis soon.