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Mr Advani alleged that Mr Gadkari was the victim of a conspiracy;

Senior BJP leaders have voiced support for an increasingly beleaguered BJP president Nitin Gadkari, who faces a barrage of allegations on his business dealings. First, party patriarch LK Advani spoke in his defence today, albeit in a nuanced and cautious statement, and then Sushma Swaraj said the party stood "firmly behind him." The BJP leaders have lauded Mr Gadkari's offer to be investigated on allegations like giving quid pro quo favours to business houses and accusations that he used shell companies to fund his business. Sushma Swaraj spoke for the party when she said, "Mr Gadkari has categorically stated that there is no wrongdoing and has offered himself for a probe. It is unjust and unfair to accept these allegations as true without a probe. We, the members of BJP, trust our President and stand firmly behind him." Mr Advani alleged that Mr Gadkari was the victim of a conspiracy; a UPA strategy, he said, to "paint the entire political cla