The exact number of dissenting MLAs was not known, however. While some said three are likely to quit, other sources said it was seven. But whatever be the numbers, the latest development is bound to create more discomfort in the ranks of the party which has been dumped by one of its old allies.
Amarnath Gami was the first BJP MLA to have spoken against Modi. Calling the latter 'power hungry', Gami alleged that Modi had hijacked the party and was stalling its progress.
The legislator was although suspended for 'anti-party' activities, but he had already found supporters. The part was desperately trying to sort out the issue and stop the exodus. Party official CP Thakur said the matter needs to resolved mutually, by the party and the upset MLAs.
The BJP suspected that the JD(U) was provoking its legislators to quit the party although the latter rubbished the allegations.