Rajnath stays mum on Jaswant, says Advani will continue to lead BJP

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Shimla, Aug 21 (ANI ) : Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) President Rajnath Singh, on Friday refused to take any questions from the media on the issue of expulsion of former External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh from the party and said L.K Advani will continue to lead the party "forever."

" Advaniji will lead the party for longer time."

Addressing the media at the end of the three-day Chintan Baithak here, Singh said "Don't bring up the old issues again, and I told whatever I can on day one."

Singh said the members attending the Chintan Baithak had decided to be tough on the ideological and individual discipline of party leaders and workers.

He urged party leaders and workers to adopt a model life style in their public as well as personal life.

Singh also said the BJP has decided to stick to its core ideology of cultural nationalism as said in the ideological draft of "Integral Humanism."

Integral Humanism is a draft of five speeches made by Jan Sangh President Din Dayal Upadhyaya. The BJP adopted Integral Humanism as its philosophy in place of Gandhian Socialism at Party's National Executive of 1984 held at Kolkata.

The analysis of party's performance on all the fronts made at the Chintan Baithak would be discussed at a general secretaries meeting soon.

He also said that the party would constitute a committee to draft the "road ahead" map for the party, which would be placed before party's National Executive in September - October.

" I will call a meeting of senior leaders and all general secretaries to discuss the analysation made here, and a committee will be formed to prepare a road map draft for the party, which will be placed before the national executive," Singh said.

Singh also rebuffed allegations of any leakage of the draft of the party's performance.

"Both Bal Apte and Ram Lal were assigned to analyse the party performance based on the reports given by various state units, and accordingly they put their views before the meeting. And they brought all the points in their diary and no draft was prepared, "Singh explained.

Considering RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat's suggestion to give preference to youngsters, Singh said : " The meeting considered the sarsnghchalkji's statement and decided to give preference for youngsters from Mandal level to the Central level."

Rajnath read out the points of the resolutions adopted by the meet, which states, (1) The BJP will be committed to the ideology of cultural nationalism and Integral Humanism, (2)Stress on expansion of party's geological and social base, (3) Preference to women, youths, farmers in party leadership (4) Strengthening NDA, (5) No compromise on discipline (6) Role model administration by the party's governments at the state level, (7)Constructive and aggressive opposition at the centre and (8) Leading model life by leaders and workers of the party.

Singh said no one is responsible for party's debacle, " No one is responsible for election debacle. If at all any one is responsible, its Rajnath Singh, I owe my responsibility being party chief." (ANI)

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