BJP a divided house : Mohan Bhagwat

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat has once again attacked the party’s current leadership, calling the BJP a divided house.

Speaking at a function in Pune, Bhagwat said that the BJP must not forget its roots.Bhagwat said, “A divided house cannot function properly…they have to know their roots.”

Bhagwat has in the past criticised BJP leaders for their public spats.

Mr. Bhagwat, who was speaking in Pune on Saturday, said he described the BJP as a “divided house” and suggested it needed a “young leader” to restore its organisational health. He did not confirm or deny whether that “young leader” was current Maharashtra State president Nitin Gadkari, whose name has been doing the rounds in the BJP circle as Rajnath Singh’s likely successor as party president. Mr. Singh’s tenure comes to an end in January 2010.

In his strongest statement yet on the internal squabbling in the BJP, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday asked the party to set its house in order and warned the party leaders to not forget their moorings. “A divided house cannot function properly,” he said, in what was meant to be a reminder to the BJP, where infighting has worsened after its defeat in the 2009 elections.

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