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'Wrong number' says RSS ideologue on Sena proposing Bhagwat's name for Prez

RSS's Rakesh Sinha, says Bhagwat rejected the offer while dubbing it as 'good entertainment news'

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat. (Photo: PTI)
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat. (Photo: PTI)

After endorsed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat's name for presidential nominee, the right-wing organisation on Saturday said the former had dialed a

"First of all I thank for reposing faith, confidence and trust in but it has dialed a The stature of Mohan Bhagwat, his personality and philosophical rule has a civilization and cultural dimension. Therefore, I don't think so that chief can be a choice for president," ideologue Rakesh Sinha told ANI.

He further said that the chief had himself rejected the offer while dubbing it as 'good entertainment news.'

"As far as organisation is concerned Bhagwat ji himself said that it is a good entertainment news and his statement encapsulates and ends all the narratives which goes to Sangh headquarters," he added.

The earlier on Wednesday said that Bhagwat is the ideal candidate for

Urging the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to name a candidate for the upcoming polls, Shiv Sena leader told ANI, "Till now, our opinion has not been sought in the regard. We have heard that the has constituted a three member committee in the connection."

"What we want is that the should propose a name then there should be a discussion. ji has said that for Shiv Sena ji is the deserving candidate for the post of of the nation and the party collectively bats for him," he added.

Shiv Sena chief in the past had said he had suggested Bhagwat's name for the post of president.

Responding to a poser on Sharad Pawar's candidature for the top post, Thackeray took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president is his guru, adding it's difficult to guess what is in ones heart.

"Suggested Mohan Bhagwat's name, haven't discussed Pawar is Modi's guru, can't say what's in one's heart," Thackeray had said.

With President Pranab Mukherjee's term drawing to a close, there were reports that the RSS chief was one of the top contenders and Shiv Sena, through its mouthpiece Saamna, also threw its weight behind Bhagwat's name.

First Published: Sat, June 17 2017. 12:45 IST