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'I am not in race for any party post', Venkaiah Naidu

india Updated: Aug 30, 2009 16:27 IST

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Amid the leadership crisis in BJP, senior party leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that he was not in any race for party post.

"Media reports about succession plans in BJP are all speculation. Nothing has been decided yet. There is no basis for them. There is no vacancy for the leadership positions now. There are procedures and the organisational election process is on. Personally, I am not after any post. I am not in any race," he told reporters here.

"BJP has given me everything. I am a man of humble beginnings. I served as the president of the party when it was in power at the Centre," he said.

Admitting that there are problems in the BJP, Naidu, however, expressed confidence that the party would overcome the difficulties win confidence of the people again.

Asserting that RSS does not interfere in the day-to-day functioning of the BJP, he said it is a routine matter to meet the Sangh Chief when he is in the national capital.

"RSS does not interfere in the party's daily functioning. Party would decide who should be the leader at an appropriate time," he said.

Veteran leader LK Advani was persuaded to lead the BJP in the Lok Sabha after the recent general elections, he said, adding that the question of who would lead the party in the 2014 polls would be decided at an appropriate time.