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Rajnath denies making any adverse comments on RSS Chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 19:37

Nagpur: BJP president Rajnath Singh on Wednesday
denied having made any adverse comments against Mohan Bhagwat
while reacting to the RSS chief`s remark yesterday that the
saffron party needed "a surgery or chemotherapy", saying he
was a `Swayamsewak` first.

"It pained me when I saw (reports attributed to him)
on TV last night and in newspapers today which said I have
reacted to Bhagwat`s statement," Singh told reporters.

Singh, who was here to felicitate the newly-elected
BJP MLAs, said there was no question of his having questioned
whatever Bhagwat had said "since I am a Swayamsewak first."

"The so called secular forces are trying to divide the
Sangh Parivar, but will never succeed in their evil designs,"
he said.

He parried a question about RSS boss` statement made
at a press conference at Jaipur yesterday where he suggested
that the BJP, plagued by leadership issues, dissension and
poll debacles, needed a "surgery or chemotherapy".

The BJP president said whenever needed, the party
would consult the RSS leadership.

Some media reports had said that while reacting to
Bhagwat`s remark, the BJP president had said, "our morale
is high. Whoever has said this (that BJP needs surgery) has
gone mad."

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 19:37
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