New Delhi, Oct 16 (UNI) The BJP today took exception to the Election Commission not asking the views of Gujarat state government before it ordered the removal of Director General of Police P C Pande.
BJP spokesman Ravishankar Prasad said the party did not question the EC's action or its powers but they could have sought views of Gujarat government. Mr Pande did not face any allegations like Punjab DGP who too was removed ahead of elections to state assembly polls, he noted.
On the political front, the BJP after maintaining a studied silence on the dissident activities in Gujarat, today hinted at acting against some prominent deviant partymen as the elections.
BJP President Rajnath Singh said that party Incharge Arun Jaitley was in Gujarat discussing the issues with them. "Some action may be taken", he indicated even as there are reports agog that many prominent BJP men were shifting to Congress party.
Asked how the party could tolerate dissidence, he said being a big political party, some ''honest differences were bound to exist and it was part of the problem.'' He also said that BJP Parliamentary Board will be meeting on October 22 here to finalise three seats going to polls in the first phase of assembly polls.