It’s better if BJP gives up Hindutva, says RSS leader VaidyaJune 14th, 2009 - 9:56 pm ICT by ANI
Nagpur, June 14 (ANI): Pointing out Bharatiya Janata Party’s inconsistency in following Hindutva policy, Senior Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh ideologue M. G. a.k.a Baburao Vaidya has asked the BJP to give up the policy, as it has “failed” to attract common people.
Writing in his weekly column in local Marathi daily, Tarun Bharat, Vaidya has stated BJPadopted Gandhian socialism, but could not stop itself from being labelled as a ‘communal party’.
Making observation of how the BJP performed over the years, Vaidya wrote After the 1984 general elections drubbing, BJP again started chanting Hindutva. BJP came close to power, but could not sustain its strength. Party leaders had no patience and almost forgot Hindutva and its basic principles.
“The party came to power again (in 1999), but after losing it in 2004, it again turned towards Hindutva. BJP mentioned Hindutva in its election manifesto in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections. But it miserably failed to attract the common voters and citizens in the country,” Vaidya said.
“The BJP has failed to convey the real meaning of ‘Hindutva’ to the people. Probably they thought not deemed to climb the pedestal of power with ‘Hindutva’ line. Hence, BJP should now disassociate itself with ‘Hindutva’.” he said, but added, “If the BJP gives up its ‘Hindutva’ line, it will automatically snap its umbilical cord with the Sangh.”
However, he said, it would not have any impact on the RSS.
BJP would have ‘ample opportunities’ to get a modern outlook, Vaidya added. “If BJP gives up ‘Hindutva’, regional parties like Trinamool Congress, Biju Janata Dal, Telugu Desam Party will rush to it and internal bickering in the JD(U) will also finish,” he stated. (ANI)
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