Against the backdrop of sidelining of some senior leaders in BJP, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today said change is necessary in keeping with the times to ensure that the journey is successful.
With BJP veteran L K Advani in attendance, Bhagwat said at an event here that "change is inevitable" even though he did not directly refer to the rumblings in the BJP over a controversy with regard to seat allocations. "It is said that change is inevitable. According to time, whatever changes required have to be done ... to let the journey be successful and constant," the Sangh chief said at the event organised by RSS mouthpieces 'Organiser' and 'Panchjanya.
His comments assume significance as the BJP has been witnessing an upheaval recently with some senior leaders like Advani and Jaswant Singh being sidelined.
Advani was sulking last week on being denied nomination from Bhopal as per his desire and instead being fielded from Gandhinagar, even though he later accepted the party's decision. Singh also wanted to contest from Barmer but was denied, forcing him to quit the party and contest as an independent.
Bhagwat, at the same time, felt that even as change has to take place with time, the "form" should remain the same. "This thought that change is inevitable has been established. The basic truth of ever changing world is eternal which is not changeable. Change should be for betterment, we have to keep intact the unchangable", he said.
Bhagwat in his inimitable style said that people who are rooted in their ideology can only provide stability to the country as India today is on the crossroads of change. "The present scenario in the country is such that people are troubled as to where they will get stability. Where they find it, they are going that side. Those who are rooted in some ideology, only they can provide stability," he said.