Bal Thackeray
Bal Thackeray, chief of the Shiv Sena Party.Reuters

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has labelled Karnataka chief minister and BJP's senior leader, BS Yeddyurappa, as "human bomb within the party."

Thackeray in his party's editorial mouth piece Saamna gave several advices to the BJP party over the upcoming general elections in 2014, as he forewarned Nitin Gadkari that he will have to deal with many such bombs in the coming days, saying his path is "paved with landmines."

Meanwhile, Thackeray acknowledged the strength of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the party. He said that the BJP cannot afford to give a miss to his consent before making any decisions.

"The two-day meeting has shown the importance of Modi for the party. Gadkari had to get Modi's consent and also sacrifice Sanjay Joshi for his party president post for the second consecutive time," said the Shiv Sena leader, who has been associated with the BJP for a long time.

Gadkari was re-elected as party President for the second consecutive term in the party meet.

Modi was supposed to skip the national executive meeting as he was reportedly upset over the party's reunion with Sanjay Joshi and his participation in the meet. However, Modi attended the meet after Joshi resigned from the BJP national executive.

Modi is gradually emerging as a strong frontrunner for the Prime Minister post in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, besides senior leaders like LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, and Gadkari.

Commenting on the same, Thackeray said: "In the new script, several new heroes have stepped forward from the wing. Media says that besides Advani, the list now includes Gadkari, Modi, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley."

Thackeray has asked the BJP leaders to brush aside the individual agendas and work together towards the victory of the NDA in the next Lok Sabha elections. He also suggested in making efforts to bring former allies back into the NDA, including Mamata Banerjee, Jayalalithaa and Naveen Patnaik.

After the two-day party meet the BJP hinted at party's willingness to have Mamata back on the NDA realm.

"As far as Mamata Banerjee is concerned, I can only say that she has worked with us, has been a minister in the Vajpayee government. She has seen the working of the National Democratic Alliance, the respect, consideration we gave (her). And she has seen the suffocation of the United Progressive Alliance as well. Let her take a call," said BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad. [Read: NDA's Doors Open For Mamata Banerjee: BJP]

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