Special Correspondent

It is clear that “some people in the party” are responsible

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha, who returned from his Hazaribagh constituency on Monday, told a select group of journalists that the source of the “leaks” of internal party matters to the media must be traced. He reiterated that he had not disclosed the contents of his letter to party president Rajnath Singh.

He reportedly pointed out that the details of discussions at the National Executive Committee meeting appeared in newspapers and it was clear that “some people” in the party were responsible for these leaks.

Mr. Sinha did not attend the two-day conclave as he had resigned from all party positions and the National Executive Committee, protesting against the lack of accountability in the party. His resignation was accepted by Mr. Singh.

The main target of Mr. Sinha’s attack was Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley.

On Monday he apparently told some journalists that the media was now “all pervasive.”

He was happy that issues related to accountability and the need to discuss the electoral defeat had been recognised, and a full discussion allowed. He reiterated that he would continue to work to strengthen the party.

Separately, at a meeting of some leaders of the party’s core committee, the leadership took stock of the two-day conclave and discussed how the suggestions could be translated into action.

The political situation in Uttarakhand was also reviewed where there is some dissidence activity against Chief Minister B.C. Khanduri. On record, party spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said there were no fresh developments related to the State.