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Asked about his opinion on RSS ideologue S Gurumurthy's reported remark suggesting that BJP president Nitin Gadkari should not do business activities so long as he was the party chief, Thakur said it was not improper for a businessman or an industrialist to be in politics.
The decision should be left to Gadkari, he said but admitted it was a matter of propriety as far as he was concerned.
The BJP leader felt there was "ulterior motive" in the UPA government's proposal to dilute CAG by seeking to make it a multi-member body.
BJP, he said, would oppose tooth and nail the Centre's bid to compromise the independence and constitutional autonomy of the national auditor.
Thakur, a Rajya Sabha member, said the party will continue its crusade against corruption and agitate in Parliament during the winter session beginning later this month.