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Amit Shah meets RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

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New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, a day after the party crashed to a humiliating defeat in the Bihar Assembly Elections which had prompted a section of the party to blame Bhagwat’s quota comments as one of the reasons for the loss.

In the meeting, Shah is believed to have discussed Bihar results among other things.

Party sources added that it was customary for top leaders to meet the RSS chief whenever he spends time in the national capital but the meeting has assumed significance due to Bihar results.

The RSS chief’s suggestion for a review of reservation was seized by the grand alliance leaders who used it to rally backward castes, alleging that BJP planned to weaken it.

After the loss, a few party leaders including veteran MP Hukumdeo Narayan Yadav has said it was a major reason for their defeat.

A meeting of the BJP’s Parliamentary Board has been convened to analyse the results, its second successive defeat after the rout in Delhi Assembly polls.
PTI