RSS will not interfere in BJP's internal affairs: Mohan Bhagwat

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New Delhi, Aug.28 (ANI): Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Mohan Bhagwat said on Friday that the outfit will not interfere in the day-to-day workings of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is in the midst of a major crisis of confidence.

Addressing a press conference at 'Keshavkunj', the RSS headquarters in the national capital, he said that in the 83 years of its history, the RSS had always projected the need for working together in a united manner, and not allowing personal differences to take precedence over matters of national interest.

He said that the RSS would continue to focus on taking its work to unite India forward and as far as the BJP is concerned, "it is for the party leadership to decide on the issue."

He said: "All like minded people should work together for progress of the country."

Bhagwat's comments came after his meetings on Thursday with BJP president Rajnath Singh and senior leader Murli Manhar Joshi. The discussion with Singh lasted for one-and-a-half hours.

BJP leader Varun Gandhi also met him on Friday morning for about 45 minutes.

Bhagwat had on August 18 called for an end to factionalism in the BJP, the political wing of the Sangh Parivar, and said the party leadership should make way for younger leaders.

The expulsion of Jaswant Singh, two days after the launch of his latest book-Jinnah: India -Partition - Independence, has been criticised by senior leaders Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha.

Shourie has called on the RSS to take over the leadership of the BJP. (ANI)

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