Jaswant Singh rules out returning to BJP even if party wins

Jaswant Singh, who was expelled by the BJP after his defiance to contest from Barmer on the party ticket, has said that he will not return into the BJP fold even if the party comes to power.

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Jaswant Singh, who was expelled by the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) after his defiance to contest from Barmer on the party ticket, has said that he will not return into the BJP fold even if the party comes to power and that he is much happy as an independent.

The former BJP leader said that after his party took an extreme step to expel him, his decision to contest as an independent from Barmer was only natural. “The BJP took an extreme step, not me. My decision was only natural,” he said justifying his decision.

He also called his son Manvendra Singh’s suspension by the BJP an act of gross injustice and vendetta while clarifying that his son did not accompanied him for campaigning during the elections. Manvendra was suspended from the state BJP and removed from the national executive for anti-party activities.
Denying any `Modi wave` in Barmer, Jaswant said that he feels nothing but hot summer “loo” in the Lok Sabha seat from where he is contesting. After Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Indresh Kumar earlier this week admitted that the Sangh is managing the BJP`s poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh for the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, Jaswant also confirmed that RSS has deployed its men to assist BJP.
Taking a grim view of the expression these days that one man (Modi) was controlling the party, the expelled BJP leader said that the BJP never had a single man taking decisions, this was not a natural evolution of the party.

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