MUMBAI: Senior BJP leader and former revenue minister Eknath Khadse took a sarcastic jibe at the BJP party leadership, saying that his role has been reduced to that of senior party leader L K Advani — guiding upcoming and new leaders in the party.
Khadse, while speaking at the district-level meeting of party organisation at his home town Jalgaon in North Maharashtra, said, “I have toiled for the party for several years. But, it appears that the party now just wants me to guide new entrants. The party is giving opportunity to new leaders and dumping the elders. Advani too is going through the same phase.”
Khadse resorted to sloganeering at the meeting and demanded that a resolution be moved for reinstating him in the state cabinet. Khadse then pacified the workers saying that come what may, they should keep the party discipline. Khadse’s competitor from the district and irrigation minister in the current state cabinet Girish Mahajan had earlier, while addressing the party cadres, had said that several leaders from other political parties in the state are likely to join BJP in near future.