In a resolute reply to rumours about his name being proposed for President, Rashtriya Sawayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on 29 March said he won't accept the post even if he is offered.
"Whatever is going on in the media won't happen. I work in the Sangh. I don't want to go there. I won't accept even if I get the offer," Bhagwat said.
His clarification comes days after the Shiv Sena proposed Bhagwat's name for the presidential elections scheduled in July.
With President Pranab Mukherjee's term drawing to a close, there were reports that Bhagwat was one of the contenders and Shiv Sena, through its mouthpiece Saamna, also threw its weight behind Bhagwat.