Yeddy embarrassed RSS, says top functionary
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Last Updated: Saturday, October 22, 2011, 19:13
Bangalore: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is embarrassed over recent developments involving former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, who is in jail for cases relating to alleged land scams, a senior organisation functionary said on Saturday.

"The recent episode of Yeddyurappa is an embarrassment to RSS. Whenever Yeddyurappa visited Sangh headquarters here, RSS senior functionaries advised him as he is a Swayamsevak. If he has not taken the advice seriously, it is wrong to blame RSS," Joint General Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale said in a statement here.

Yeddyurappa, who has a strong RSS background, used to consult the outfit leaders on various issues, particularly when he confronted crisis during his stint as the chief minister.

The former Chief Minister, who had resigned from his post after being indicted by a Lokayukta report on illegal mining, is presently in judicial custody till November 3.

Hosabale said RSS would launch a 20-day campaign from November 1 against the proposed Communal and Targeted Violence Prevention Bill-2011, which he described as "anti-Hindu" and aimed at appeasing the minorities.

The RSS would undertake a nation-wide celebration to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's birthday from January 12, he said.


First Published: Saturday, October 22, 2011, 19:13

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