Uma Bharti supporter claims RSS support to struggle
Chandigarh, Apr 19: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Jagriti Manch leader Surender Pal Chauhan, deputed by expelled BJP leader Uma Bharti to constitute state units of her proposed party in North India, today claimed that their struggle against the ideological decline of the BJP had the ''blessings'' of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Describing the BJP as a fake party, Mr Chauhan said the safforn party had deviated from its ideology of Hindutva and Ms Bharti's party would emerge as the real BJP.
''We have the blessings of the Sangh in our struggle against the ideological decline of the BJP and a large number of Swayamsevaks are behind us,'' Mr Chauhan said at a news conferenece here.
Terming their battle with the BJP as a ''Mahabharat,'' he appealed RSS chief K S Sudershan to play the role of Krishna who firmly stood with the Pandvas and not Bhishma who supported the Kaurvas.
Mr Chauhan also presented before the media a group of former BJP leaders of Chandigarh who would join Ms Bharti's party to be formally launched on April 30 in Varanasi. These included senior leaders like Des Raj Gupta, Yashpal Lapia, Sashi Gupta Rajinder Kumar and Neena Tiwari.
He said he had been asked by Ms Bharti to constitute the state units of her party in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal radesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh.