About 60 senior RSS functionaries met for three days at Kayavarohan near Vadodara on September 8 and 9 at a crucial meeting which is held only once in two to three years and discussed various issues including 2014 general elections, RSS sources said.
RSS top leaders including Mohan Bhagwat and others spent two days at Kayavarohan which is about 100 kms from the state capital of Gandhinagar but still there was no meeting held between Modi and them, sources said.
"There was a request for a meeting from the side of chief minister but it was politely denied," RSS sources said.
Modi, of late, is increasingly facing heat from Sangh Parivar outfits. VHP had issued statements criticising Modi government for its handling of the 2002 riots cases.
RSS is also not happy with Modi as he had tried to stall the parent organisation's effort to strike a compromise between him and former chief minister Keshubhai Patel.
Top RSS functionary Suresh Soni in a secret operation had come to Ahmedabad before Patel announced formation of his own party -- Gujarat Parivartan Party. Soni had a series of meetings with Patel and Modi separately and tried to persuade them to strike a compromise but the attempt did not succeed, sources said.
RSS Gujarat prachar pramukh (media head) Pradeep Jain said, "This was (meeting at Kayavarohan) totally a RSS function for which only top leadership of the organisation was invited. Nobody else was invited."
In politics everybody wants to play to the gallery. RSS is no exception. With the judgement having come out, all want to be seen as honourable members. Everybody is prepared to drop Modi like a hot potato. While the going was good all praised Modi skihigh-the result Modi became too big for his boots. Whether Modi was a good administrator or not time alone will tell. His administrative competence cannot wash off the stigma of communal violence-whatever the provacation might have been. It is time Modi does a self-assessment and comes out with an apology for the loss of many innocent lives during his tenure. When the Sikhs can forget -may not have forgiven-the massacre of Sikhs soon after Indira Gandhis assassination- the minority community in Ahmedabad will join the mainstream. This process will strengthen Modis hands.