'Corporates dominating Sangh', alleges Digvijay Singh
Hitting out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for not asking Nitin Gadkari to quit as party chief in wake of the allegations levelled against him, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday said it seems that the corporates now dominate the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Singh, who was asked to comment on RSS ideologue S. Gurumurthy tweet in which he says that he has not given a clean chit to Gadkari, said the Congress Party has nothing to do with it.
"It is true that there are some facts, which Gadkari can't deny. Purti is his company and some fake companies have invested in it. Advaniji was removed for calling Jinnah (Muhammad Ali Jinnah ) secular. But Gadkari not being removed despite all these flaws means that the corporate now dominates the Sangh," he added.
Gurumurthy earlier said that no party president should be in business.
"I feel no party president should be in business. Perception about Nitin Gadkari is a political problem. I handled only the facts," Gurumurthy said on Twitter.
Earlier, BJP Rajya Sabha MP Ram Jethmalani and his son Mahesh had said Gadkari should immediately step down from his post as the charges against him were damaging the party.
He claimed to have the support of other party leaders like Jaswant Singh, Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha.
"I have been in touch with Jaswant Singh, Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha. We seem to be on the same wavelength. But I don't presume to predict how they are going to act today or tomorrow. But we four of us are clearly of the opinion that a resignation at this time from the party president is imminently called for," Jethmalani had said.