The Narendra Modi controversy may have died down, but it is still rankling BJP leader Sushma Swaraj no end. At a Diwali Milan of the Delhi BJP, Swaraj was heard discussing the matter with other party leaders like Vani Tripathi, Arti Mehra and Vijendra Gupta.
Not only that, she was even blaming a national daily for the 'mischief' over her reported remarks that Narendra Modi's electoral magic does not work outside Gujarat.
'I was visiting villages in Bihar. I did not get time to talk on these issues. And apart from this, they even wrote that (BJP chief) Nitin Gadkari called me asking for explanation,' she was heard telling those sharing the table with her.
'In reality, Nitinji never called me,' Swaraj said, and took care to repeat the line as many as four times.
Both Swaraj and Modi are seen as contenders for the party's prime ministerial candidate for the next Lok Sabha polls.
Image: Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj during a press conference in Patna