New Delhi: Grievances over ticket distribution in the biennial elections to Rajya Sabha and the crisis in Karnataka over former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa's demand for his reinstatement rocked the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting here on Tuesday.

BJP MP from Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, Yashwant Sinha spoke against the party decision to not field a candidate from the state in the Rajya Sabha elections. He opposed the tacit support being given to Anshuman Mishra, an Independent candidate.

MPs supported Sinha with some of them even leveling charges that the party has "sold" the Rajya Sabha ticket.

The denial of ticket to Deputy Leader of BJP in Rajya Sabha S S Ahluwalia, MP from Jharkhand, also figured prominently in the meeting with members expressing their displeasure.

Shanta Kumar, BJP MP from Himachal Pradesh, said Ahluwalia was an effective leader in the Upper House and should have been given another term. The fact that no candidate has been put up by BJP from Jharkhand and instead Mishra will be supported further angered these leaders.

Bhola Singh, MP from Nawada, said the conscience of the party is "dead and it is bowing to money power".

Parliamentary Party Chief L K Advani had to intervene after several MPs voiced their concern and assured the members that he would take up the issue with party president Nitin Gadkari, who is away in Mumbai.

Aaonla MP Maneka Gandhi urged that the Central leadership end the crisis in Karnataka and look into the demands of Yeddyurappa.