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Rajnath holds meeting with Advani over Jaswant Singh issue

india Updated: Jun 12, 2009 17:41 IST

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Amid reports of disciplinary action against senior party leader Jaswant Singh, BJP chief Rajanth Singh today held closed-door meeting with L K Advani.

Though the party's top brass denied that any immediate action will be taken against Jaswant Singh or any of the other leaders who have refused to toe the partyline, Rajnath Singh is understood to have discussed the issue with Advani.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi also met Advani.

Jaswant Singh has been avoiding the media after the controversy erupted. Sources close to Singh said he does not want to create any further controversy.

In the BJP Core Group meeting on Wednesday, Jaswant Singh had circulated a letter stating that there was lack of coordination among the top brass in decision-making and emphasised that there should be a co-relation between performance and rewards.

He was apparently hinting at chief poll strategist Arun Jaitley, who was appointed Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha soon after the electoral defeat of the BJP.

However, some senior leaders feel taking any action against Jaswant Singh at this juncture would create further problems in the party as some of its leaders have gone public with internal squabbles.

Jaitley and Advani's close aide Sudheendra Kulkarni had written articles in newspapers and periodicals about the party after its electoral defeat.