BJP not remote controlled by RSS, says Maharashtra's finance minister

BJP not remote controlled by RSS, says Maharashtra

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-04-28 09:52 Mumbai: Maharashtra's Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar has rejected all charges and allegations that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is remote controlled by its parent body, the Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS). Participating in ETV's popular "The J C Show" in Mumbai, Mungantiwar told Head, ETV News, Jagdish Chandra, candidly that the BJP-led government in the state is facing challenges, but is moving forward under the able leadership of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. "Some innocent people say the BJP is remote-controlled by the RSS. The Sangh has never told to appoint anybody even when I was (Maharashtra) Pradesh president (of the BJP). The RSS never applies pressure," Mungantiwar told ETV's Mr. Chandra The Maharashtra Finance Minister described BJP president Amit Shah as an able organiser. He told ETV's Chandra, "Our party (BJP) belongs to the poor, to the farmers. The ideology of the party is linked to the people. The party believes that the organisation is over and above the government. Even a farmer can rise in this party. In contrast, you need to take birth in the Gandhi family to go ahead in the Congress (party)." Mungantiwar also made a mention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his vision for a better India. "PM (Prime Minister) Modi is a leader who left is family for the nation; otherwise people leave the nation for their families. Our love is not for the red beacon, power will come and go, but we have only one motive, 'Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas'. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is doing a very good job. He works taking together everyone. The state cabinet will soon be expanded," the Maharashtra finance minister said. Referring to himself personally, he said, "When I became a minister, I just believed that I needed to serve my folks, so that people would recognize my work. My parents also taught me to stand by the people and just serve them." (ANI with ETV inputs)