New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Dr Murli Manohar Joshi was involved in angry exchanges with BJP president Rajnath Singh at the meeting of the party's Central Election Committee here, attended by BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
Insider sources said, Dr Joshi raised the issue relating to his Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, about which there have been media speculations that Modi may contest from Varanasi, and Dr Joshi may be asked to contest from Kanpur.
Sources said, Dr Joshi point-blank told Rajnath Singh, why the party was not issuing clarification over such media reports, and why he was not being consulted directly over the Varanasi seat.
A source said, Dr Joshi went to the extent of saying that such actions on part of the party leadership would send a wrong message outside that all is not well within the party.
Sources said, Sushma Swaraj also said that a wrong message about the party leadership's functioning should not go out.