As just months are left for the Presidential election, there was speculation around many noted -personalities of being in the race including Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhawat. But Bhawat put an end to the speculation saying, he is not in contention for the country’s top post on Wednesday.
While addressing a gathering, the RSS chief said, “Whatever the media is reporting, it will not happen. I work for the Sangh, I don’t want to go there. If the proposal arises then I will deny the role.”
After the name of Bhagwat surfaced as a candidate for the top post, the Shiv Sena – BJP’s ally at Centre – backed his name for the President.
“It is the highest post in the country. Somebody with a clean image should occupy it. We have heard Mohan Bhagwat’s name is being discussed for President. If India has to be made a ‘Hindu Rashtra’, Bhagwat will be a good choice for President. But the decision (to support his candidature) will be taken by Uddhavji,” said Sena MP and spokesperson Sanjay Raut.
The Presidential election will be held around the mid of the year. After its recent victory in few more states, BJP can easily push someone of its choice for President.