Rajnath denies making any adverse comments on RSS Chief
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 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