BJP downplays party crisis in Himachal

Shimla : A nervous BJP said on Tuesday it was trying to solve the ongoing party crisis in Himachal Pradesh in the aftermath of some senior party leaders leaving the BJP and forming a new party .

“We are trying to sort out our problems and will make suggestions and submit our report soon to the party high command in Delhi ,” said J.P.Nadda national general secretary .

The two member team of J.P. Nadda and Shyam Jaju co-incharge were sent in a hurry to Himachal by national president Nitin Gadkari to look into the grievances of party leaders and workers .

Ex-MP Maheshwar Singh, ex-minister Radha Raman Shastri , Mohinder Sofat and Shayma Sharma left the BJP some days ago alleging they were doing so due to the Dhumal led government was promoting large-scale corruption in the state.

These rebel leaders had alleged their grievances were not heard by the party in the state and by the central leadership which forced them to leave the party and form a new party Himachal Lokhit Party (HLP) .

Nadda and Jaju said they had met around 400 important BJP leaders and workers during the past three days and listened to them and prepared their report .

They said the central leadership had already announced the next assembly polls in the state will be held under the leadership of sitting chief minister P.K.Dhumal .

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