Nagpur, Jun 2: RSS ideologue, MG Vaidya, slammed Opposition leader LK Advani for 'not enthusing the Hindus'. His comments came at the time when Advani, along with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.
Vaidya criticised the BJP in particular Advani, in a write up in Tarun Bharat (Marathi Daily) for dissociating from the main party agenda, the issues of Ram Temple, common civil code, Article 370 which resulted in the loss of credibility and the poor show in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls.
He urged the intervention of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to bring out a complete change in the BJP. He called it 'a duty if the BJP is not able to take care of its organizational problems.'
"The BJP must reflect Hindu nationalism or else it is free to remain as any other party not associated with the Sangh... What"s wrong if people have gathered the impression that the BJP uses the Ram temple issue only for political gains?... The mainstream in this country is Hindu and the RSS is engaged in unifying Hindus. The BJP or any other owing allegiance to the Sangh must reflect this philosophy in its deeds."
“A party MP from Bastar said Advani as PM candidate was one of the reasons for the party"s defeat. The other details in his statement are wrong and irrelevant, but it is true that Advani was not enthusing the Hindus."
Showing the growing discontent between and within BJP and RSS, spokesperson Ram Madhav said the RSS "didn't interfere in the day-to-day functioning of the BJP but was concerned about the long-term plans of the party". Pyarelal Khandelwal, BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member reportedly has written a letter to Rajnath Singh, "questioning the succession plan being chalked out in the party".
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