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RSS asks BJP to pump up Hindutva

October 31, 2004 15:52 IST

Asking new BJP President L K Advani to take a bold stand on Hindutva issues, RSS has said that not doing so would be a negation of its raison'd etre.

In separate editorials, 'Panchajanya' and 'Organiser', the Hindi and English media organs of the Sangh fountainhead in their latest issues, have described as a "good beginning" Advani's address at the party's recent National Council meetingin New Delhiwhere he asserted the party's commitment to the construction of the Ram temple at Ayodhya.

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"BJP will have to speak out boldly and clearly on the issue of Hindutva. If it does not do so, it would be a negation of the objectives behind its formation", the 'Panchajanya' said.

Cautioning the BJP of "difficult times ahead" with a Communist-aided "vindictive" government at the Centre, it said in an apparent dig at the party's lifestyle, "this is not the time to hold meetings in five-star hotels and zip around in Mercedes cars to make public contact".

"Without changing one's own conduct, the party should not expect any change in the behaviour of its activists", it said while advising Advani to focus on organisation-centric strategy rather than poll-centric politics.

While terming as "natural" the criticism by BJP supporters that the party has started talking about the temple now that it is out of power, it said BJP leaders should remember that such elements were active since its birth.

"This is the time to rebuild. The party has shown great vitality, creativity and youthful enthusiasm to take correctives, to reassess its role and reassert its core concerns. This should satisfy large sections of sympathisers", said the 'Organiser'.

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The knickerwallas now asking the saffronites to wear bigger chaddis??? Whatever these fools do, nothing is going to resurrect their fallen status. By a sheer ...

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What you people will get by building 'hindutva'..I think the mentality of RSS towards a population of 1 billion is like divide and rule,which is ...

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The BJP chameleon is contantly changing colors. However this time, the RSS statements clearly only reiterate some age-old truisms: that it is the RSS that ...

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