Govindacharya to head BJS till 2021: Uma

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Bhopal, Nov 18: Uma Bharti-led Bharatiya Jan Shakti will be converted into the political wing of former BJP ideologue K N Govindacharya's ''Rashtriya Swabhiman Andolan''.

''Mr Govindacharya will become the de facto 'overall incharge' of BJS after the polling for Madhya Pradesh Assembly election on November 27 and till then Ms Bharti and Mr Sanghapriya Gautam would continue to be its Working Presidents, while General Secretary Narendra Birthare would be coordinator for amalagamating BJS with RSA'', Ms Bharti told a news conference here on Nov 18.

She had sought Mr Govindacharya's concurrence in this regard and he would head the party till 2021. Mr Govindacharya, currently in New Delhi, will visit Madhya Pradesh in a day or two, Ms Bharti said.

''After Bharatiya Janata Party, BJS would emerge as another political wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh irrespective of whether RSS accepted it'', the BJS chief said, adding the swelling support for her party in the state assembly elections had emboldened her to offer the BJS leadership to Mr Govindacharyaa, who, she said, remained committed for both 'Ram and Roti'.

When asked whether Mr Govindacharya was being forced to be in 'active politics', the former party colleague said ''let him decide the future course of action though he considered her as his 'Guru'.

''Jab Milenge Roti-Ram, Tab Banega Poora Kaam'' would be the party's slogan to take it on its roadmap to emerge as a third force.

It would adopt late RSS leader Dattopant Thengdi's ideology as its basis for economic policy, she said.

Ms Bharti said her principled stand and ideology based on ''Swadeshi'' and ''nationalism'' had kept her political outfit in good shape. ''The BJS was launched on April 30, 2006 at Ujjain, put in second gear today after declaring it a political wing of the RSA, while it would be put in third gear during the coming Lok Sabha elections,'' she said.

The BJS, which fielded 207 candidates, supported eight independents and three others contesting on other symbols out of 230 constituencies in Madhya Pradesh was ''getting support beyond expectations'' in all elections meetings, she said, adding even BJP president Rajnath Singh could only attract few hundred crowd.

The assembly election would throw up surprise results with the BJP being marginalised and Congress failing to encash anti-incumbency factor, she claimed.

The BJP should release a 'Safai Patra' (clarification) for its failure to fulfill promises and indulging in corruption and the Congress should issue a ''Guarantee Patra'' to declare that it would not henceforth repeat the mistakes that it had committed during the previous 'misrule' of 10 years, while the BJS would come out with a ''Sankalp Patra'' to serve the common man, she said.

Ms Bharti said her estranged colleague and former Union Minister Prahlad Patel would continue to be a key functionary of her party.

The former BJP Chief Minister reiterated her hatred towards senior BJP leader L K Advani for ''hurting her by his double standards''.

In the state election, Ms Bharti said, the ruling BJP was luring many BJS candidates to retire from contest or holding out threat as a result of which many could not contest on party symbol.


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