Several BJP leaders made a beeline to the RSS headquarters in Nagpur where the three-day meeting of the organisation’s highest decision-making body, Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha, is going on.
On the first day of the conclave, BJP leader and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, who is the MP from Nagpur, attended the event. In the night, BJP president Amit Shah landed directly from Tripura, where he went to attend the swearing in of the BJP government.
Shah attended the conclave for the next two days. BJP report card was also presented in his presence on the third day while most of the affiliate organisations presented their reports to the BJP.
On the second day, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis came to oversee the arrangements.
“Generally they come to see the arrangements but this is a face showing exercise also as this increases their numbers,” said a RSS functionary.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad president Praveen Togadia visited the site several times. RSS is said to be annoyed with him. “He breached the discipline and his day as VHP president are over,” said a source. VHP is considered as a failure and a challenge for Bhaiyyaji Joshi who was re-elected as RSS general secretary on Saturday.
On the last day, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav also participated in the meeting. Several local BJP leaders were also seen around the venue.
The three-day conclave of RSS in Nagpur has not gone down well with the students who have been preparing for Maharashtra police recruitment. There is a large ground.