Rejecting charges that all major decisions concerning the BJP are being taken by the RSS, party president Nitin Gadkari Saturday asserted that control over the BJP rests with him.
Speaking at a meeting of party leaders here, Mr. Gadkari said he was proud to be associated with the RSS but BJP’s control was with him, party sources quoted him as saying.
He said the party should make inroads into the base of weaker sections of society and try to remove misunderstandings about the BJP among minorities.
Mr. Gadkari asked party members to work on strengthening the BJP in Kerala, saying the political climate in the state was in favour of the party.
Party state president V. Muraleedharan, former Union minister and senior party leader O. Rajagopal, and former party state presidents and other leaders attended the meeting.