New Delhi, Jan 29: The Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS), parent organisation of the BJP, is worried as every pre-poll survey is predicting Delhi slipping out of the saffron party's hands. The RSS is also worried over growing dissent in the Delhi BJP post induction of Kiran Bedi and her projection as BJP's chief ministerial candidate in the national capital.
As per an Indian Express report, Sahsarkaryavah Krishna Gopal, RSS in-charge of BJP affairs, told them to "work for the BJP like one plays kabaddi" i.e. do not get involved in BJP's internal politics, just do the job of mobilising support and return to the parent body.
The report also claims that the RSS workers have also reported 'negative feedback' about BJP from campaign trials. The RSS workers have reportedly complained that the central government is neither paying attention to their pleas nor doing anything for the auto-rickshaw and taxi drivers and contract labourers in Delhi. This is along with Bedi's anointment for the CM's post has angered several sections in the capital state.
Hence, worried with the BJP's ill prospects in the crucial Delhi Assembly elections, the RSS has asked the cadres to garner support for the BJP.
It is being believed that 'prized catch' Bedi may prove to be a political liability for the saffron party. As per a latest opinion poll conducted by the ABP News-Nielsen, BJP is losing grip among the Delhi voters in comparison to its competitor AAP. The survey done on January 24-25 predicts that AAP's support base is constantly improving in Delhi while BJP's graph is going down.
Thus, it will be interesting to see if RSS's effort to ensure a safe passage for the BJP works or has the damage already being done for the BJP.