Dehradun, Aug 25 (ANI): B C Khanduri, senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Tuesday said that the ongoing crisis in the party is a cause of serious concern.
"Keeping in view the BJP's past record, its discipline, love for the country and people's faith in the party, whatever is happening right now is a cause of concern. I pray to god that the party regains it past glory and people's faith be restored like in the past," Khanduri said.
When asked if the retirement of Atal Bihari Vajpayee from active politics due to ill health may have influenced the functioning of the party, he agreed that it might have affected in some way.
"I have been fortunate enough to have worked with Vajpayee and had his blessings. But as far as the question is concerned that due to his ill heath the BJP has suffered a setback, it's obvious that if a senior leader stays away from active politics due to ill health or some other reasons, it's bound to make a difference in the functioning of the party," he added.
The ongoing turmoil in the BJP has deepened further with senior leader Arun Shourie attacking party president Rajnath and senior leader L K Advani in full media glare.
The party had earlier expelled Jaswant Singh for praising Jinnah in his book "Jinnah - India, Partition, Independence". (ANI)