Press Esc to close
Saturday 01 August 2015
News updated at 12:55 AM IST
Weather
Max: 21°C
Min : 33°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy
Breaking News

Advani, RSS chief meeting inconclusive

New Delhi, June 20, 2013, DHNS:

Leaders discuss internal politics, structural issues

L K Advani. PTI File Photo

In an apparent bid to evolve a consensus on projecting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the main leader of the BJP, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday met L K Advani, the most vocal among the BJP leaders who are opposed to Modi’s elevation.

The meeting at Keshavkunj, the RSS headquarter here, lasted for over an hour. An RSS release indicated that the meeting remained inconclusive and more such sessions are required to defuse the crisis. The release also stated that the meeting “was in continuity of the role played by Bhagwat in making Advani withdraw his resignation from party posts following the appointment of Modi as the BJP poll panel chief.”

“Following the brief telephonic conversation that Advaniji had with Mohanji Bhagwat last week, there was an hour-long meeting on Thursday between the two,” said the release.
The leaders are understood to have discussed internal politics, ideological problems and structural issues faced by the party.

This seems to be one of the most significant political events in the Sangh Parivar after Advani’s revolt against Modi’s appointment as the poll panel chief. Many leaders had met both Bhagwat and Advani to prepare the ground for a reconciliation. Two days ago, Modi met Advani.

Bhagwat met senior leaders of the party, including Rajnath Singh, Venkaiah Naidu and Sushma Swaraj. Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari has been in constant touch with both leaders.

According to sources, Advani reiterated his views that the RSS should keep off the day-to-day affairs of the BJP. He demanded the removal of Suresh Soni as the coordinator between the BJP and the RSS.

In a unusual gesture, the RSS came out with a release on the Advani-Bhagwat meeting. The release said their interaction was “detailed and candid” and covered a wide range of issues. The release clearly indicated that the meeting remained inconclusive and a series of meetings between the RSS and BJP leaders would follow.

“It was opined that several issues need further discussion and exchange of notes at various levels. The same will take place at an appropriate time. Shri Bhagwatji also suggested that such useful exchange of views should continue in the future also,” the release stated.

It also indicated that there were some differences between the Sangh and the BJP leaders, especially on the Hidutva issue.

“There was an hour-long meeting on Thursday between the two at Keshavkunj, the RSS headquarters in Delhi. In a detailed and candid interaction Shri Advaniji conveyed his views on various developments in the country and the role of the party and the broad nationalist movement led by the Sangh,” the release stated.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A farmer plants saplings in a paddy field on the outskirts of in Agartala...

A farmer plants saplings in a paddy field on the outskirts of in Agartala...

Leopard caught in forest department cage at CSIR premises, Manadavadi Road in Mysuru on Friday...

Leopard caught in forest department cage at CSIR premises, Manadavadi Road in Mysuru on Friday...

Actress Chitrangada Singh during the inauguration of a diamond showroom in Bengaluru on Friday...

Actress Chitrangada Singh during the inauguration of a diamond showroom in Bengaluru on Friday...

Artists from Gujarat perform a dance at the Travel and Tourism Fair at Netaji Indoor Stadium...

Artists from Gujarat perform a dance at the Travel and Tourism Fair at Netaji Indoor Stadium...

A woman prays as others take holy dips at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges...

A woman prays as others take holy dips at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges...

School children pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Gurgaon on Friday...

School children pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Gurgaon on Friday...

Securitymen guard parliament house during the monsoon session in New Delhi on Friday...

Securitymen guard parliament house during the monsoon session in New Delhi on Friday...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi meeting agitating students of FTII...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi meeting agitating students of FTII...

Dukhtaran-e-Millat activists holding placards during their protest against the hanging of Yakub...

Dukhtaran-e-Millat activists holding placards during their protest against the hanging of Yakub...

Policemen in action after a clash between BJP workers and AIIMS coordination committee members...

Policemen in action after a clash between BJP workers and AIIMS coordination committee members...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523