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'Not in Race' for becoming President: Mohan Bhagwat
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has put to rest all speculations of him being in race for the country's top constitutional post.

"I am not in the race for the post of President," Mr Bhagwat said on Wednesday.

He also claimed that he will not accept the post even if offered.

"There are some rumours in the media about me wanting to become President. That is never going to happen. I am here to work for RSS. I had already closed all doors myself before joining RSS. The rumours spread by the media will always remain rumours. Even if my name crops up, hypothetically, I will never accept it," Bhagwat said.

Bhagwat's name for the post of the President was proposed by Shiv Sena.

"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," Shiv Sena MP and spokesperson Sanjay Raut had said.

The main opposition party, Congress however made it clear that the party will block any such move.

"It is very clear that we do not support RSS ideology," Congress spokesperson Gaurav Gogoi said.

Incidentally, the post of the President is the one which no RSS swayamsevak has ever occupied.

An electoral college made up of the 776 members of both Lower & Upper Houses of the Parliament and 4,120 state legislators elect the President of India.

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