RSS and its affiliates trying hard that the BJP government survives in Karnataka
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has to prove its majority on the floor of house in Karnataka Assembly on Saturday but the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its affiliate organisations are also trying hard to save the government in the state for many reasons. The RSS wants to make the path comfortable for the BJP.
Sources said that some leaders of the RSS are in touch with the Lingayat community leaders of the state. They are trying that with the help of these community gurus, MLAs of Lingayat community are being asked to rethink about their decision. The RSS sources said that formula of Hindu unity worked in these elections and on this issue Lingayat community leaders might be asked to rethink and try to convince them to take right decision for the betterment of the community as such.
A RSS leader of Karnataka said that the decision of the Congress declaring Lingayats a minority cost the party very dear. "We tried to convince people that it is an attempt to break unity of Hindus which resulted positively. Now we are trying to make leaders of the community understand that irrespective of their political affiliation BJP CM B D Yeddyurappa is their towering leader while the Congress and the JD (S) chief ministerial candidate H D Kumarswamy comes from the Vokkaligaa community.
As per sources, the RSS is also concerned about the fact that if the BJP government falls the Congress might pick up the Lingayat issue once again. Unity of the Hindu community is the biggest issue for the RSS. As per a RSS leader Hindu unification of Karnataka worked and the BJP has done well in the region.
The Sangh leadership is also concerned about killing of its workers in the state. A RSS leader said that a few leaders were not happy with the name of Yeddyurappa but now they are united that the BJP government must be saved. They want the BJP not only to form the government but sustain also and order inquiry on the killings of the RSS leaders in the state. The RSS leader also said that the issue was taken up during the Karnataka elections therefore if the government survives it must take some decision in this regard.