RSS wants BJP to pursue ‘Hindutva’
TNI Bureau: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) wants its political wing BJP to contest the 2014 general elections on the agenda of Hindutva, which made its come back at a meeting of priests at the Kumbh Mela in Uttar Pradesh.
The meeting held by RSS is focusing on the construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad, another wing of RSS, is all set to distribute pamphlets on building of Ram Mandir to drag the attention of Hindu community ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.
The RSS is planning to cover at least 3 lakh villages in 2014 to get Hindu votes.
After Congress announced Rahul as its Prime Ministerial candidate at Jaipur Chintan Shivir, the BJP backed by RSS is planning to win the polls following different strategies.
Top functionaries of RSS and BJP leaders including its president Rajnath Singh are expected to attend the meeting today. However, Saffron party poster boy Narendra Modi has not been invited to the meeting. He will attend the Mahakumbh Mela next week after the meeting. The VHP also denied the speculation that the meeting will endorse Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate for the elections.
However, Modi’s absence at the meeting held by the RSS and VHP raises many questions. It is being believed that RSS is following different strategies for the 2014 polls. While VHP and RSS will focus on Hindutva, the BJP will try to win votes on an agenda of good governance making Modi as its best example.
Meanwhile, Rajnath Singh has instructed his partymen not to indulge in Modi as PM candidate discussion.