Amit Shah meets Mohan Bhagwat ahead of ministry rejig
New Delhi: On the sidelines of Coordination Meeting of the RSS in Vrindavan, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah met Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhgawat on Friday.
Both met ahead of reshuffle and expansion of the Union Council of Ministers headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.
According to the reports, duo discussed about the final list of ministers which are to be shuffled, indulged and removed.
Ministers of State Rajiv Pratap Rudy (Skill Development) and Sanjeev Balyan (Agriculture) have resigned, while a few others have been asked to resign from their posts, ahead of the reshuffle on Sunday morning.
"A process has been set in motion for the swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan around 10 a.m. on Sunday," officials said.
Union Ministers Uma Bharti, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Faggan Singh, Sanjeev Balyan, Bandaru Dattatreya and Mahendra Nath Pandey have already resigned.
RSS seems to have influence in the selection and removal of ministers as it has convened its three-day working committed meet ahead of ministry rejig.
Political killings of its workers in Kerala and West Bengal and the central government's efforts to normalise the situation in Kashmir figured prominently during the first day of the Coordination Meeting of the RSS in Vrindavan.
"The sad state of affairs in West Bengal and Kerala was highlighted which most people don't have the courage to talk about" a senior RSS leader who attended the meeting said.
"The issue of Kashmir was also discussed where stone-pelting has drastically come down due to efforts of the central government," he said.
He added that the BJP-led NDA government's "tough stand" on the Kashmir issue was appreciated by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
A total of 16 sessions are scheduled over the three-day event, of which six were held on Friday.
During the inaugural session of the meet, senior RSS leader Suresh Soni said that people had started accepting the RSS.
"There are three stages that any kind of work goes through: being ignored, opposed and acceptance. After overcoming the first two stages, now we are experiencing the acceptance of the society," he said.
Soni said the RSS and its affiliates would discuss and analyse the state of their collective activities apart from issues of national and global importance during the three day meet, a statement said.
The RSS-BJP leaders are also likely to discuss the road map for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.