Amidst bitter infighting among various factions of the Gujarat BJP, the RSS on Wednesday attempted to dispel the perception that it has taken Chief Minister Narendra Modi's side by stating that the Sangh does not take any decision under political pressure.
The Sanjay Joshi feud, the issue of reliving pracharak Bhaskar Rao Damle, who is supporter of anti-Modi group leader within BJP Keshubhai Patel have created an impression that the RSS is supporting Modi.
In an interview published in 'Sadhna', a Gujarati mouthpiece of the RSS here, Gujarat region head of the organisation Jayantibhai Bhadesia denied that removal of Damle or any other decision were taken under political or any other pressure from the state chief minister. "RSS never takes any decision under political pressure. Throughout the years, RSS has continued to stick to its own system and well defined policies," Bhadesia said.