The BJP has been plunged into the worst-ever crisis in history after the party patriarch and its PM-in-waiting L K Advani resigned from key party posts. In protest against the elevation of Gujarat CM Narendra Modi as the party’s poll chief for the 2014 elections, Advani has resigned from the BJP Parliamentary Board, the Election Committee and the National Executive.
The BJP top brass and its ideological parent, the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, are working overtime to defuse the crisis. While the BJP and the RSS are unwilling to negotiate on Modi's elevation, they have asked him to take back hsi resignation. The RSS is against any change in the announcement made at the Panaji conclave over Modi's overseeing the BJP poll campaign in 2014.
But as of now, Advani remains firm on his stand. Earlier, embarrassing the party’s second rung leadership, Advani had, in his resignation letter, accused that most party leaders work for themselves. Advani said that for some time he had been finding difficult to reconcile with the party functioning and the direction in which it was going. The BJP’s allies in the National Democratic Alliance are clearly unhappy over the developments. Unhappy with Modi’s elevation, the Janata Dal (U) is also contemplating its next course of action.