Advani also tried to put speculation about his being a candidate for the prime ministerial post to rest, though without ruling it out: "The party has given me so much all my life that when somebody says you have to become the PM, I say becoming PM is not more than what I have got from the party."
Advani had not attended the BJP meet where CA S Gurumurthy explained to the BJP brass how Gadkari was "clean" and this was seen as his being unhappy with the party backing Gadkari.
However, Advani's aides explained it saying the CA had already made the presentation before him earlier in the day.
Jethmalani does it againMeanwhile, Ram Jethmalani - who had precipitated a crisis demanding Gadkari's resignation - slightly played down the issue.
At a book release function, he said if a probe found Gadkari clean it would be fine.
However, he made another public assertion that is likely to rankle the BJP and RSS.
During the function, talking about man-woman relationship, Jethmalani said about Lord Ram, "Ram was a very bad husband. A washerman said something and he sent Sita into vanavas."