The National President of Bharatiya Janata Party held 2-3 hour discussion with RSS Sarsanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat on various crucial issues including political ones.
Rajnath Singh, the National President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who arrived in Nagpur, held meetings with Mohan Bhagwat, Sarsanghachalak of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) and Suresh Bhayyaji Joshi, the Sarkaryawah, at Headquarters of RSS in Mahal.
Rajnath Singh, after coming out from RSS HQ, and talking to waiting media said, “Since I am in political and social fields, I always hold discussions with the RSS leaders whenever I feel necessary. The RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat had visited Delhi sometime ago and I had requested him to give me time of 2-3 hours for discussion of some important issues including political ones,” the BJP President said. “No poll strategy was discussed with the RSS leaders. The BJP is not run on the pressure or directives of RSS” Rajnath Singh clarified.
Rajnath Singh came down heavily on Congress for various ills the nation is suffering from, and also the total failure on all fronts despite ruling the country for almost 65 years since Independence.
“Congress has hatched a secret conspiracy to keep the poor people poor, let the youths remain unemployed so that their votes could be garnered by giving them hollow promises during elections.The Congress always promised to bring poor people to the main stream, providing employement for jobless youths, checking price rise and other sensitive issues related to people’s day-to-day lives. After Britishers, the Congress adopted the “Divide and Rule” policy after Independence just to remain in power. Congress ruled the nation for almost 65 years since Independence but utterly failed in all fronts,” Rajnath Singh asserted.
When the media asked him whether the BJP would allow Parliament function smoothly, Rajnath Singh said, “As the Opposition party, it is our responsibility to raise several crucial issues confronting the nation. We could not allow Parliament to function smoothly over 2G spectrum scam for 16 days. When the ruling UPA Government constituted Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the 2G scam, which the BJP was demanding in Parliament, then the Parliament completed the entire business without any hurdles. It is the main responsibility of the ruling party to allow Parliament function in proper order,” Rajnath Singh stated.
Rajnath asserted that the BJP is not the one-man party like the Congress which is run by a family, the Samajwadi Party of Mulayam Singh, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi Yadav. BJP is democratic party and every decision is taken after consultations with all concerned party leaders.
When questioned over Lal Krishna Advani’s disappointment or anger, the BJP President said, “Don’t talk anything wrong about Advaniji. He is partys’ patriarch, inspiration and an outstanding guide.”
On the question of alliance with MNS in Maharashtra, Rajnath Singh said, there is already an alliance of BJP-Shiv Sena. “I can’t make it public what I think about alliances. And talking about Gopinath Munde’s controversial announcement of spending Rs 8 crore on elections, Mundeji has already clarified his position to Election Commission. Party will not ask anything,” the BJP President said.
“I have not heard Amit Shah declaring Ram Temple would be an election issue and therefore cannot comment on the issue,” was the reply of Rajnath Singh when asked about his comments.
IT’S FOOL SECURITY BILL AND NOT THE FOOD SECURITY BILL: RAJNATH SINGH
Replying to a query over Food Security Bill, the BJP President Rajnath Singh said, “It is not Food Security Bill. It’s Fool Security Bill. The Congress, during campaigns for Lok Sabha elections in 2004, had promised that the Food Security Bill will be passed within 100 days of coming to power. Now, even after 9 years in power, the Food Security Bill was not tabled in Parliament for discussion. And as the Lok Sabha elections are coming closer, the Congress-led UPA Government has issued an Ordinance through the President of India on Food Security. This move is totally undemocratic. The BJP, too, wants passing of Food Security Bill with some important amendments so that a vast number of poor people could be benefited,” Rajnath Singh stressed.
Rajnath Singh is the third bigwig leader of BJP to arrive in Nagpur to meet RSS leaders after another key party leader Murli Manohar Joshi and party patriarch Lal Krishna Advani. Joshi had a meeting with both RSS leaders on Thursday and Advani on Friday.