RSS lauds BJP's performance; historic, says Advani

`Sangh would have no role in government and in the Council of Ministers" says senior RSS functionary Ram Madhav.

May 16, 2014 02:11 pm | Updated October 18, 2016 02:43 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

The ideological mentor of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) – the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Friday lauded the impressive performance of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), saying people of the country have reposed their faith and confidence in the BJP, whose campaign was headed by its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

``The mandate of the people for a change was expected. It is a matter of pleasure for us. We congratulate Modiji and the new government which is going to be formed under his leadership. We expect that it would do good work for the benefit of the country,’’ senior RSS functionary Ram Madhav said here.

Asked about the role RSS was likely to play in government-formation, he asserted: ``Sangh would have no role in government and in the Council of Ministers. It would be decided by the party and its leaders.’’

He expressed satisfaction that the role played by RSS volunteers and supporters who had helped in mobilisation of people, convincing them about the need for a change.

``Our role was limited only to educate people before the election and about the challenges the nation is facing today,’’ Mr. Madhav said adding that RSS volunteers have performed well through their door-to-door campaigns.

``We are happy that besides major efforts made by Modiji himself and the party and

all the efforts made by swayam sevaks, the results we see today favour for a change,’’ the RSS functionary said.

In his first remarks, the BJP patriarch L. K. Advani described the poll results as ``historic’’, saying that it was a vote against corruption, rising prices and lack of governance.

Short of giving wholesome credit to Mr. Modi for the unprecedented electoral victory of the BJP, Mr. Advani, whose role in the new dispensation is still to be decided, said that contribution of Mr. Modi would have to be analysed in detail. However, he emphasized on the role of RSS and its allied organisation in heavily tilting the scales in favour of the BJP.

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