BJP on defensive over 'goof-up' on D P Yadav sharing stage with Amit Shah
The central leadership of the BJP has tried to distance itself from the decision to let controversial politician D P Yadav share stage with party chief Amit Shah at a poll rally in Haryana, and claimed that it was a goof-up on part of the local leaders. But this is not the first time it has become evident that Yadav has a few close and influential friends in the BJP. Earlier this year, a section of the party had tried to push his case for nomination as candidate from the Sambhal or Badaun constituency for the Lok Sabha elections. At that time, vehement opposition from the state unit had blocked such a decision.