Saturday, August 29, 2009
BJP will emerge from present crisis: RSS
Before winding up his three-day visit to the capital, RSS chief Bhagwat drove to Advani's residence and met him over breakfast and discussed the current crisis. Yesterday, he had driven to senior leader Murli Manohar Joshi's residence for lunch.
After this morning's meeting, RSS leader Madan Das Devi, who accompanied Bhagwat to Advani's house, told reporters, "the RSS is assured that BJP leaders as a party will stand united and will face all problems and emerge stronger."
"We have been given such an assurance and we also feel that they will overcome problems," he said.
On the current leadership crisis, he said the party will go into the issue and take a decision by itself and when it is decided it will be announced.
On the party's future, Devi quoted Bhagwat's message at the Friday press conference that the party leaders would discuss and decide the issue and RSS feels that they will do it.
Devi said it was natural that when the RSS chief is in town that BJP leaders would meet him and discuss situation in the party and the nation.
During the last two days the situation in the party was discussed between the RSS chief and party leaders. RSS feels that BJP is a big party of activists and crises would keep coming. That is why all the leaders are meeting to decide the future course of action and to resolve all problems, he said.
Amidst reports that Advani may be asked to step down and that various names are being considered as his successor as well as the new president for the party, both RSS and BJP have maintained that they were not discussing any succession plan.
RSS says Bhagwat and BJP leaders have been discussing the state of affairs in the party and assessing whether Sangh's help is needed.
News Source: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/22351/bjp-emerge-present-crisis-rss.html