New Delhi: The internal tussle among the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in Uttarakhand has gained momentum with the conclusion of the elections. While former state Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank vented his anger against Chief Minster BC Khanduri to the central leaders two days ago, Khanduri replied in the same manner as he arrived in the capital with evidences against Pokhriyal and complained to the party high command.

The differences between both the leaders were openly visible during the election campaign in the state.

Nishank was present in the capital last week and had complained to national president Nitin Gadkari and other leaders including LK Advani and Arun Jaitley that a section within the party was trying to defeat him in the polls.

On the other hand, Khanduri reached Delhi on Tuesday and is expected to meet the party’s central leadership on Wednesday. According to the sources, Khanduri has an upper hand in the rift because the party had itself declared him as the chief ministerial candidate.

Also, if Khanduri comes up with concrete evidences against Pokhriyal, the former Chief Minister might find himself in deep trouble.

It is to be noted, the poll results are to be announced on March 6 and if the BJP is defeated in the polls then the two might end up blaming each other for the defeat.