New BJP President Nitin Gadkari has made it clear that RSS, the ideological parent of the party, will not take over the political outfit.
Himself a swayamsevak, Gadkari denied any intervention from the Sangh in BJP’s routine functioning.
“RSS does not want to takeover the BJP or dictate,” Gadkari said.
He made the statement while addressing his first press conference at the party’s office at Ashoka Road in New Delhi.
It may be mentioned that after party’s debacle in Lok Sabha elections, the cracks in the party were exposed as leader like Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha asked the RSS to take over the party.
“We do not get orders from the RSS and there is no interference from them. Nobody dictates to us. This is a misunderstanding,” said Gadkari.
Gadkari, the former chief of the party’s Maharashtra unit, has been an active member of the RSS and enjoys the confidence of its chief Mohan Bhagwat.