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HindustanTimes Sat,25 Oct 2014

Advani-RSS chief meet ‘very positive’ for BJP

Agencies  Nagpur, July 05, 2013
First Published: 14:56 IST(5/7/2013) | Last Updated: 23:02 IST(5/7/2013)

Sulking since Narendra Modi’s elevation last month, LK Advani made a significant visit to the RSS headquarters and claimed his meeting with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat would be “very positive” for the party and the national polity.

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Advani, who sat with Modi for the first time in the BJP parliamentary board meeting in Delhi on Thursday after the Gujarat chief minister’s elevation, discussed party matters and national politics with Bhagwat.

“This discussion will help us change the national polity considering that assembly elections are being held in five-six states and Lok Sabha polls are also taking place. We will bring about change and take the nation in the right direction,” he said after the meeting where another senior RSS leader Bhaiyyaji Joshi was also present.

This was Advani’s first interaction with the media since he revolted against Modi’s appointment as BJP’s election campaign committee chairman on June 10. He had resigned from all party posts but Bhagwat had intervened to make him reconsider his decision.

Subsequently, Advani met Bhagwat in Delhi during which he was assured that RSS will hold regular consultations with him on party affairs. He said that his meeting was in the context of that assurance. Advani said he may be a member of the BJP but ideologically he was associated with the Sangh Parivar since the age of 14. “There will be continuous discourse between us,” he added.


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