BJP ignores Vaidya's comment on Modi, calls it 'reported things'

Nagpur: Reacting strongly to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ideologue MG Vaidya's statement that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was behind Ram Jethmalani's demand for Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari's resignation, senior leader M Venkaiah Naidu today said that the party does not accept it as the official view of the RSS.

Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu. PTI

"No such information has been given to us. We are not reacting at all. Let the inquiry be over, let there be no trial outside, it is not fair. I don't know from where this information came. I don't think that this is view of RSS. I can also tell you," Naidu told reporters in Chennai.

The RSS also distanced itself from Vaidya's statement.

"I am also a RSS swayamsevak, with my own experience of 40 years RSS has not expressed such views, it is not an authorised opinion of RSS. Let me make it very clear. To my knowledge and understanding as a swayamsevak, I also know how RSS functions and as a BJP functionary I don't agree with reported things," Naidu said.

Recently, BJP Rajya Sabha MP Ram Jethmalani and his son Mahesh had said Gadkari should immediately step down from his post as charges against him with regard to funding of his Purti group were damaging the party.

Jethmalani had claimed to have the support of other senior party leaders like Jaswant Singh, Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha.

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