BJP's effort to pacify Babulal Marandi in vain
Ranchi, May 18: Despite Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) rushing of three senior party leaders from New Delhi to pacify Mr Babulal Marandi, who announced his resignation from BJP and Lok Sabha this morning, yielded no result following his decision to float a new regional political party soon.
Three Rajya Sabha members--Mr Yashwant Sinha, Mr Devdas Apte and Mr Ajay Maru rushed to the state capital to bring Mr Marandi back to the partyfold, but with the news of the BJP vice-president and former Jharkhand chief minister's announcement at Sewatand in Giridih to launch new party dampened the mission, an informed source told UNI here.
If any meeting among the rebel and the emissaries takes place it would be deemed as personal affair, said the source.
However, the three leader are expected to call on Chief Minister Arjun Munda to discuss the political situation in the wake of the development.
Earlier, reacting to Mr Marandi's resignation from BJP's preliminary membership and Lok Sabha on grounds of corruption, extremism and development in Jharkhand, the Chief Minister had said '' constant efforts'' were on to bring him back to the party. But all efforts went in vain.