Ananth Kumar draws flak
Posted October 4, 2010on:
BJP general secretary Ananth Kumar has received flak for calling MP ministers “sharabi and aiyash” from septuagenarian leader Kailash Sarang who, ironically, heads the disciplinary committee of the BJP in Madhya Pradesh. Ironically, because Sarang was once unceremoniously removed from the party posts following the finding of a high command-instituted inquiry that he had embezzled the party funds, said to be to the tune of Rs two crore.
Writing in the September issue of “Navlok Bharat”, a Hindi fortnightly of which he is the founder-editor, Sarang says that Ananth Kumar is the national general secretary of the party and in charge of the party affairs in Madhya Pradesh; he has all the power to take a decision to punish or warn whoever is found working against the “maryada” of the party and thus tarnishing the party image.
Sarang has advised Ananth Kumar to weigh his words before uttering them, rather than blame the media afterwards. He says that the issue cannot be brushed aside by just saying that the media had blown it out of proportion. There is no smoke without fire, Sarang reminds Ananth Kumar of an old adage.