New Delhi: Facing a political backlash over the alleged issues of corruption, BJP national president Nitin Gadkari is now facing serious problems within the party as Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has made up his mind not to invite Nitin Gadkari for election campaign during the state Gujarat assembly poll scheduled for December 12 and 17.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) too on Friday distanced itself from BJP president

Fearing a political dent ahead of assembly election, BJP’s state unit remains hesitant to invite Gadkari to campaign in Gujarat. They believe that their rival Congress could make it an issue during election campaign and which can further mar the prospect of BJP in the assembly poll.

Earlier Nitin Gadkari topped the list of campaigners submitted to Election Commission for Gujarat assembly poll but now the veteran BJP leader L K Advani will lead the campaign accompanied by Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj.

The BJP will also be fielding its Chief Ministers Raman Singh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Prem Kumar Dhumal, Jagdish Shettar, Manohar Parrikar and Arjun Munda as their star campaigners during Gujarat polls.

The BJP top brass believes that Modi will be in awkward position, if Nitin Gadkari campaigns in upcoming Gujarat election. Whereas some assume that if Gadkari is not figured in election campaign lists, the allegations against him will make the BJP leader’s stand weak.

(JPN/Bureau)

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