According to Prof K Nageshwar, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari is more close to RSS than Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah. The RSS top leadership is reportedly unhappy over Narendra Modi for taking a decision on his own without considering their advice. They knew very well that the BJP will suffer poll debacle if the saffron party goes for elections under the leadership of Modi. The RSS top brass received complaints against the Prime Minister for arrogant and dictatorial leadership. As surveys predict BJP may get only 150 to 170 seats in 2019 elections, the RSS wants to project Gadkari as PM candidate so that other political parties may strike alliance with the BJP.