Murli Manohar Joshi briefed RSS bosses about 2G probe draft
The senior BJP leader and PAC chairman, Murli Manohar Joshi rushed to Nagpur to consult the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and other senior sangh leaders after the Congress and its allies thwarted the attempt of Joshi to table the draft report on the 2G scam before the reconstituted panel.india Updated: Jun 29, 2011 20:53 IST
The senior BJP leader and PAC chairman, Murli Manohar Joshi rushed to Nagpur to consult the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and other senior sangh leaders after the Congress and its allies thwarted the attempt of Joshi to table the draft report on the 2G scam before the reconstituted panel.
The senior BJP leader who flew in from Delhi here on Tuesday evening called on Sarsanghachalak Bhagwat on Wednesday morning. They were closeted in a meeting till noon. Neither, Joshi nor the RSS functionaries were willing to speak to the media on what transpired at the meeting. But the fact that Joshi rushed here to report the matter to the RSS chief was indicative of the firm grip the Sangh leadership has these days on its political arm, the BJP.
The report was earlier referred back to the PAC by speaker Meira Kumar, citing that it had no approval of the committee.
The Congress members of the PAC were trying desperately to trash the Joshi report as it also indicted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former finance minister P Chidambaram for failure to act in time against the then telecom minister and DMK leader A Raja.
This is the second visit of Joshi this month to the RSS headquarters. Earlier this month he was here to address volunteers of the Sangh attending an annual camp. Only on Tuesday, Uma Bharti, who has re-entered the BJP recently was here to meet the RSS bosses.
When contacted Joshi refused to divulge the detail of conversation between him and the RSS bosses.
First Published: Jun 29, 2011 20:51 IST