Jammu: After a series of allegations, suspensions and loyalists turning rebels, the seven BJP MLAs who had opened a front against the party high command, are now busy shielding themselves. The MLAs after being suspended from the party seemed to have taken a soft stand.

The legislators on Saturday said this is a conspiracy done to wipe the party from the state and pledged that they won’t let this happen. But even after the explanation from the legislators, BJP's national general secretary JP Nadda termed the suspension correct and said sometimes it is essential to take harsh decisions. He said, “The suspension is not a part of any plot, but executed as per the party constitution.”

In a high-level meeting chaired by BJP state president Shamsher Singh Manhas, Nadda said, “The episode that happened in the Assembly council polls on April 13 was very unfortunate and for this BJP is keeping a strong vigil on the activities of the party in J&K.” The people of J&K very well understand that BJP is dedicated towards the state and its approach is unbiased.

While talking to Dainik Jagran and targeting the opposition parties, Nadda said, “Unlike parties like National Conference and Congress, BJP which is a symbol of discipline, farsightedness and sincerity, doesn’t tolerate corruption and indiscipline in the party cadres. It is clear that no one is bigger than the party.”

Meanwhile, after suspension BJP MLAs Lal Chand and Baldev Raj Sharma, Prof Chaman Lal Gupta gave their explanation. Gupta on Saturday said, “The criteria according to which the party has identified me as the defaulter in the cross voting issue, should be ascertained. This is a clear attempt to wipe off the party. There are few people who want to bring a similar situation like 1953. BJP has always been the voice of people in Jammu.”

Clarifying his point he said he is a loyal worker of the party and is ready for a NARCO test.

Defending himself, Gupta said this has been in the history of Kashmir government that they have brought the losing party to the winning front. In 1987 also, the government did the same thing with the Muslim United Front group.

(JPN/ Bureau)