Following the resignation of Sanjay Joshi, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi has assured BJP chief Nitin Gadkari that he will arrive for the national executive meet. Joshi handed over his resignation to Gadkari stating that he does not want any controversy in the party because of him.
Modi and Joshi have been at loggerheads and the recent decision by Gadkari to induct Joshi into the executive was not taken kindly by the CM. Modi had threatened to boycott the meeting if Joshi was present.
Announcing the end of a “small controversy”, Gadkari said Joshi had offered to step down. He declared that Modi would “work with us to strengthen the party”.