New Delhi: Senior BJP leader said that the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh is the ideological family which keeps all bound and united. Advani’s praise for RSS came a month after he quit all key party posts, as he was reportedly upset over the elevation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the chief of BJP’s poll campaign.

"I always thought that we may have our personal families but our ideological family will always be RSS. This is what binds us together," he said at the release of a book in the memory of Baleswar Agrawal, a veteran journalist who was also closely associated with RSS.
    
Advani recalled his more than six-decade links with the RSS and said that he joined Jansangh because he was among the RSS workers chosen to work for the party after its founder Shyama Prasad Mookerjee sought Sangh's support.
    
"RSS was never interested in politics before Independence. After that, it served country through various means. It took interested in journalism in Indian languages, tribal welfare...," he said.

He said that Baleswar Agrawal was a selfless worker who only cared for the cause. The book, brought out by Prabhat Publication, is titled 'Baleswar Agrawala: Wyakti Aur Vichar (man and ideas)'.

(Agencies)

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