The Rajya Sabha member and former Congress leader, Jyotiraditya Scindia, who joined the BJP after serious differences with the party leadership, visited the RSS headquarters on Tuesday and met senior functionaries of the saffron organisation.
He came from Madhya Pradesh by road and first visited the residence of Dr Balram Keshav Hedgewar, founder of RSS. He then went to Hedgewar Smruti Bhavan where he paid a rich tribute to Dr Hedgewar, the founder of the organisation.
The Rajya Sabha member also went to the RSS headquarters at Mahal where he interacted with senior RSS functionaries. Scindia’s exit from the Congress in March, with over 20 MLAs, led to the collapse of the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh and enabled the BJP’s return to power
Answering a question the former Congress leader said that the current leadership debate brewing within the Congress party was an ‘internal’ matter and commenting on internal affairs of any other political party would ‘not be appropriate.’ Over 20 Congress leaders questioned the party leadership through a letter, addressed to the party interim president, Sonia Gandhi.
The leaders, in the letter, have advocated for a full-fledged president and argued that uncertainty over the leadership has demoralized workers and weakened the Congress party. They also argued that the party needs a full time and active leadership that is visible on the ground. The letter further said that no honest introspection has happened even after the defeat in Lok Sabha elections.