Mumbai, July 22 (ANI): Senior Janata Dal (United) leader Devesh Chandra Thakur on Monday launched a frontal attack on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over reports that a trouble seems to be brewing within the Bharatiya Janata Party's unit in Bihar, and said that the upset leaders of the saffron outfit are welcome to join his party under the leadership of Nitish Kumar and Sharad Yadav.
"I don't know why the MLAs from the BJP in Bihar are disappointed with the leadership. I think perhaps they might be disappointed with the central leadership, with the change in the leadership that has taken place in the recent times. And I think, the MLAs of the BJP in Bihar have also realized the ground realities in Bihar and I think they have also realized that Bihar is Bihar and Bihar is not Gujarat," Thakur told Asian News International (ANI) here.
"If they want to come out of the BJP, it is an internal matter of the BJP. But if they come out of the BJP and they express confidence and commitment to the leadership of Nitish Kumar and Sharad Yadav, definitely we will welcome them in our party," he added.
The Bihar BJP has suspended Amarnath Gami, the party's MLA from Hayaghat in Darbhanga district, for his anti-party activities.
Gami, who had been vocal against the BJP's leadership in Bihar, also raised his voice against the state's unit chief Sushil Kumar Modi.
Gami is not alone in his dissidence. There are many more within the party who are expected to raise the banner of revolt.
The latest infighting within the Bihar BJP comes just days after the Janata Dal (United) ended its 17-year-long association citing differences over the elevation of Narendra Modi as the BJP's poll panel chief for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. (ANI)