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RSS tries to placate Advani, sidelines its key coordinator


Sumit Pande,CNN-IBN
Jul 12, 2013 at 08:17am IST

New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is trying to placate senior BJP Leader LK Advani by sidelining its key coordinator Suresh Soni. Sources said that the RSS may replace Soni, who is the RSS point person with the BJP, with a panel of coordinators before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Sources also said that his power may be diluted and the panel will act as an interface between the BJP and RSS.

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Advani had recently met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur. He had complained to Bhagwat about Soni and is unhappy on how he has been conducting the BJP affairs.

It was Bhagwat who had played the role of a peacemaker when the BJP veteran had resigned from all party posts in wake of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's elevation as the party poll panel chief. RSS chief convinced Advani to come back to the party fold.

It is likely that the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting will held on July 18 as party President Rajnath Singh is leaving for US on July 20. In the meeting some important decisions may be ratified which may include finalisation of the sub-committees for the General Elections.

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