NEW DELHI: Days before election results in Maharashtra and Haryana are declared, BJP chief Amit Shah is attending the annual meeting of the RSS, party’s ideological mentor.
Sources said Shah will be in Lucknow for two days where RSS committee Akhil Bhartiya Karyakari Mandal is meeting to discuss its future course of action. Shah would be attending the three-day meeting that starts from Friday. For Shah, it will also be a thanksgiving visit as the RSS helped the BJP win the Lok Sabha elections and now a likely impressive show in Maharashtra and Haryana.
The entire top RSS leadership, including its chief Mohan Bhagwat, is in Lucknow to participate in the annual meeting usually held before Diwali. The RSS will debate the current issues before the country and prepare a strategy to spread its base across the country. The meeting will also aim at arriving at a better co-ordination with the BJP as Shah will be made aware of Sangh’s agenda for the future.
The issue of government formation and likely chief ministers for Maharashtra and Haryana may be informally discussed between the BJP chief and the RSS leaders. RSS leaders who are currently part of the BJP, general secretaries Ram Madhav and Ram Lal, are also attending the meeting.
The Sangh had recently changed its coordinator with the BJP, keeping in view of the generational shift in the BJP. Now, Dr Krishna Gopal would liaise with the BJP on behalf of the RSS.
The Maharashtra BJP core group met on Thursday evening to “strategise” post counting on Sunday.