New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS), the ideological parent of the main Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) on Wednesday claimed that it had no role in the selection of a new president for the party.
The statement issued by the All India Prachar Pramuk(media incharge) Manmohan Vaid says: “Election of a new president is purely a affair of BJP. We only give our view when it is asked for.”
Reports suggested that RSS have forwarded Maharashtra unit chief Nitin Gadkari’s name for the top post falling vacant this year end. Callling it a wrong news, the right wing organization also clarified that it has longstanding cordial relationship with Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Venkaiah Naidu and Ananth Kumar, the four senior leaders whom RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat ruled out of the race to the post of party president.
Meanwhile, a senior leader known close to incumbent party president Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that Singh’s request to be relieved of his job early and ahead of the
election to the new president has been declined by the party and RSS leaders.