Nitin Gadkari, the BJP president on Mar 9 stated that the party would take the appointment of the CVC to people and not just end it with the PM's apology. This is in stark contrast to senior party leader Sushma Swaraj's view who it appeared was satisfied with the PM's error admission and didn't seem insistent upon dragging the matter further.
At a press conference on Mar 9, Gadkari said, "The CVC matter has not ended for BJP. The Prime Minister's reply has not satisfied us. Our nation-wide programme against corruption will also present the role of the Prime Minister and we will take this issue to the people."
When queried about the contradiction of his statement with senior party leaders, he said, "I am speaking as the party president. There is no contradiction between the statement of (Arun) Jaitley and Sushma (Swaraj). As far as the party line is concerned, I am very clear."
The approach of Arun Jaitley and now Nitin Gadkari on the appointment of P J Thomas as CVC is now being seen as a clear cut difference between that of Sushma Swaraj, one of the BJP's senior most leader and the leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha.