BJP washes hands off Rahul Mahajan's episode
Senior BJP leaders, including party president Rajnath Singh, had visited the young Mahajan at Apollo on Friday.india Updated: Jun 03, 2006 15:02 IST
Embarrassed by Rahul Mahajan's hospitalisation and whole cocaine controversy surrounding it, the BJP on Saturday tried to wash its hands off the whole episode saying that it was a family tragedy and it had nothing to do with it.
Seeking to wriggle out of the situation emerging from reports linking the junior Mahajan's lifestyle with the party's values, BJP spokesperson Sushma Swaraj said, "it is a family tragedy. The party has nothing to do with it. It can happen in any family."
She was talking to reporters after a meeting at LK Advani's residence, which discussed the issue of the President returning the Office-of-Profit Bill to the Parliament, among other things.
Swaraj claimed that the meeting did not discuss the Rahul Mahajan issue.
Senior BJP leaders, including party president Rajnath Singh, had visited the young Mahajan at Apollo on Friday.
Before Rahul's hospitalisation, the late Mahajan's close aides and supporters were seeking a role for him in the party organisation while several senior leaders had expressed serious reservations.