Ram Jethmalani targets Gurumurthy on clean chit to Nitin Gadkari
Claiming that the controversy over the Gadkari issue has not affected his ties with BJP, the eminent lawyer said he will not resign from the party even if BJP gives Gadkari a second term as party president, claiming it was not "opportunism".
Jethmalani stuck to his demand that Gadkari step down as President of BJP till his name is cleared.
He says he does not believe chartered accountant Gurumurthy's investigations have cleared Gadkari's name and said he is yet to receive the documents as promised by him.
"Gadkari matter is now between BJP and the party president...I have no further part to play...The issue hasn't affected my relationship with BJP," Jethmalani said.
Asked whether the silence of the three other BJP leaders Jaswant Singh, Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha, whose support he claimed to have in seeking Gadkari's
resignation, he said "they have not expressly differed from me. But they have remained a bit silent and that silence makes me a little suspicious."
He, however, claimed Yashwant Sinha had met him yesterday but had asked him to keep the meeting confidential so he cannot say anything about that.