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M Vaidya takes break from weekly column in RSS mouthpiece

Written by: Staff

Nagpur, Apr 16 (UNI) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue M G Vaidya has taken a 'short break' from writing his weekly column 'Bhashya' in the organisation's mouthpiece 'Tarun Bharat', owing to falling health.

The daily carried a small announcement with the title 'Short Break' on the editorial page of its Sunday issue, saying Mr Vaidya was not keeping well and that doctors had advised him rest for a few days. Therefore, his popular column would not be published 'for a few days'.

Mr Vaidya was admitted to a local hospital for a while, after a regular check-up a few days ago, and had been advised rest after discharge, the daily said. His column could not be published on April 9 because of ill health, it said.

In the column, the RSS ideologue comments on vital issues faced by the country. His column has been published without break since 1983, barring one occasion when it had to be dropped due to a technical problem, the announcement said.

Vaidya never interrupted in writing his column, despite he was travelling all over the country or when he had undergone an eye operation.

''We will resume the column for our readers after a break of a few weeks,'' the announcement said.

Speculation is rife here about the column's future after it was dropped for the first time on April 9. The daily had carried a curt announcement that the column was being held back because of ''unavoidable circumstances''.

Some observers feel Vaidya may have been 'advised' by the RSS top brass to stop the column after his controversial remarks on Congress President Sonia Gandhi's decision to resign from the Lok Sabha in the wake of the 'office of profit' controversy.


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