Why Modi met RSS chief & Vajpayee at last moment?

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New Delhi, May 11: As the 'marathon' election campaigning for the last phase of the Lok Sabha election 2014 came to an end on Saturday, the BJP 's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and party president Rajanth Singh held a meeting with the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in New Delhi.

The "closed-door" meeting with RSS leaders was said to have taken place at the last moment to review the campaign and chalk out future steps.

But why did BJP included Bhagwat in the last leg of its poll strategy? The answer to this question may be "Muslim votes", as BJP wanted to keep Muslim votes intact, so, perhaps they held meeting with RSS at the last moment.

The meeting took place at the RSS office in Jhandewalan in the national capital to meet the Sangh chief and other senior leaders like Bhaiya Ji Joshi and Suresh Soni.

According to the sources, Bhagwat was not present in the meeting. The main points that were discussed included that what responsibilities will be given to the senior leaders of BJP.

Sources said that Singh is confident that BJP will get at least 252 seats and NDA will get more than 300 seats by riding on a "Modi wave".

Singh is believed to have discussed party strategy keeping in view the last phase of polling on Monday and counting of votes on May 16.

Top RSS leaders Bhaiyaji Joshi, who is second-in-command in RSS after Mohan Bhagwat, and RSS points man in dealing with BJP Suresh Soni were part of the deliberations with the BJP president.

The three leaders held a closed-door meeting at the RSS office at Jhandewalan to also discuss the post poll scenario, sources said.

RSS plays major role in deciding BJP candidates

It is said that RSS plays a significant role in ensuring BJP votes. Whenever BJP decides to field candidates, then the area, city and block campaigners of RSS present their feedback about the candidate. If the feedback is negative, then the candidate is not given ticket.

Importantly, all senior BJP leaders including Narendra Modi, Murli Manohar Joshi and L K Advani have been RSS workers.

The last moment meeting with RSS and former prime minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee also shows BJP's confidence towards victory.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>After addressing final campaign rally came to seek Atal ji's blessings. Had met him when campaign started. Its always special to meet him.</p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/statuses/465137754393702400">May 10, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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