New Delhi, Dec 20: From the past few days the opposition has been attacking the Narendra Modi government on issues like religious conversions and contrioversial statements made by BJP leaders. All this has also stalled the progress in Parliament as the opposition parties create ruckus on thse issues in the house as soon as it begins. Because of these issues Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi is so perturbed that he has threatened to resign from his post.
If sources are to be believed, then the PM is miffed at the activities and statements of RSS, VHP and other hardline Hindu leaders which is maligning the government which in turn is hampering the NDA's motto of good governance.
The issue of religious conversion and activities of fundamentalist groups have given a chance to the opposition to unite against the government and stall the Parliamentary proceedings. This in turn has resulted in delay in the passage of crucial bills and reforms.
The Prime Minister has cleared that the people voted for the BJP only for good governance and development but incidents like these are only undermining the government's development agenda. He reiterated that bringing economy back on track is the first priority of his government while issues like Ram Mandir and others will be discussed later. The PM has reportedly given a similar message to the RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal.
The opposition continues its demand for a statement by the Prime Minister over conversion row. Both the Houses of the Parliament are being adjourned due to heated arguments between the members of the ruling party as well as the opposition.
Earlier this week, the PM in a meeting with the BJP MPs had asked them not to cross their limits by making insensitive and improper statements.
The sudden cancellation by the saffron hotheads of the religious reconversion programmes to welcome the minorities into the Hindu fold suggests that Narendra Modi has finally decided that enough is enough.
As per an IANS report, by doing so, Modi has called a halt to such divisive tactics - at least for the time being. But no one can be more aware than him that his diktat will not go down well with the RSS and its militant affiliates.
To them, the well-known moderate Atal Bihari Vajpayee was an impediment in their path when he was the Prime Minister.
Now, it is Modi, who is evidently no longer a Hindutva hardliner, having changed into an ace avatar of modernity and progress, to quote Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. The hardliners, or the Hindutva votaries will therefore accept his current directives in a sullen mood.
(With inputs from agencies)