Jaitley quits as Gen-Secy

Arun Jaitley has been enjoying his cricket in the English summer even as the situation in the BJP back in India has turned volcanic.


The Rajya Sabha Opposition leader on Tuesday quit as party general-secretary. However, his detractors are making it look like admission of guilt after a spate public criticism by senior leaders like Jaswant Singh and Yashwant Sinha. The latter even resigned from all posts in the party in protest.


Jaitley's resignation was accepted immediately.


A section in the party now wants the National Executive to be postponed till matters cool down, but the BJP leadership has decided to go ahead with the two-day meet that will even discuss reasons for its defeat in Elections 2009. However, hackles have been raised in party circles with the timing of the leakage of the report that the National Executive may be postponed.

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