Khurana isolated in anti-UPA stir
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Khurana isolated in anti-UPA stir

Khurana was isolated as his supporters stood beside party chief during a road blockade over petrol price increase.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2006 16:44 IST

Former Delhi chief minister Madan Lal Khurana stood virtually isolated on Wednesday as his key supporters in the Delhi BJP stood beside party chief Rajnath Singh during a road blockade over petrol price increase in his Moti Nagar constituency.

Former Delhi minister HS Balli and party MLA Subhash Sachdeva joined in the BJP's protest demonstration, barely metres away from Khurana's residence in Kirti Nagar in West Delhi.

Known Khurana loyalists Balli and Sachdeva heaped praise on Delhi BJP chief Harsh Vardhan, who had suspended the former Chief Minister for joining expelled leader Uma Bharti's rally in March, for his leadership skills.

Also, they praised Delhi Assembly Opposition Leader Jagdish Mukhi and senior party leader VK Malhotra for their role in the party protest against the court-ordered demolition and sealing drives in Delhi.

Their presence alongside the BJP leadership at the road blockade showed clear signs that the party had little room left for Khurana despite former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's recent remarks that the organisation had its doors still open for him and Bharti.

First Published: Jun 07, 2006 16:44 IST