Top RSS leader questions BJP decision to re-admit Jaswant
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Last Updated: Sunday, July 18, 2010, 23:44
New Delhi: Senior RSS leader M G Vaidya today questioned BJP's decision of re-admitting Jaswant Singh into the party fold and not leaders like Uma Bharti, Govindacharya and Sanjay Joshi.

"Why was only Jaswant Singh admitted. Why not Govindacharya, Uma Bharti and Sanjay Joshi. They (the three leaders) might have made some mistakes but it was not as serious as that of praising Jinnah (which L K Advani made)" Vaidya said in an article in a Marathi newspaper.

He said there would have been no damage to the BJP even if Jaswant Singh was out of the party, but the re-admission of Bharti, Govindacharya and Joshi would certainly strengthen it.

Vaidya was critical of Advani for declaring Jinnah a secularist, saying no one would accept the point of view.

Reflecting on the six years when the BJP-led NDA was in power, the RSS functionary asked why would the Hindus vote for the BJP again when it could not even get the undisputed land near the Ram Janambhoomi area to the owners when it was in power.

"In 1998, the BJP won 180 seats but to come to power in a hurry, it left its agenda... It lasted only 13 months. In 1999, it won two more seats... It could not even bring a common marriage and divorce law. I am not talking of a common civil code but a common marriage and divorce law," Vaidya said.


First Published: Sunday, July 18, 2010, 23:44

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