NEW DELHI: Lalitgate, the first political crisis facing the BJP since it won a huge mandate in the Lok Sabha elections in 2014, having put the saffron party in a tight spot, the party headquarters on Tuesday saw a flurry of activity with Amit Shah holding two meetings, including one which was also attended by Union ministers Uma Bharti and Prakash Javadekar.
Rather than explaining the nuances before the media, BJP spokespersons have focused on TV debates where the message is often lost in the din. While the national spokespersons met daily to formulate their response for the TV debates, the actual talking was left to the party’s Rajasthan unit.
“We want the focus to stay on government, development and new schemes, while the state unit can handle the Raje issue,” a party leader said.
As the controversy seems to have run out of steam after running for over 10 days, the party is returning to its routine activities, and the focus has shifted to organisation building.
Starting on Wednesday, the BJP will hold a three-day training programme for its leaders, who will in turn be training over 15 lakh new party members across the country.