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Uma’s return: RSS proves its might


NITENDRA SHARMA BHOPAL The Bharatiya Janata Party may be claiming there is no involvement of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ( RSS) in its working but the way Uma Bharti has made her comeback, the RSS has proved once again that the real command of

the BJP lies in the hands of RSS leaders.

Despite senior leaders in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Ananth Kumar, Venkaiah Naidu, Narendra Singh Tomar, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and BJP State chief Prabhat Jha, all opposing Umaalt146s re- joining the party, the manner in which RSS ensured Umaalt146s comeback proves that no BJP leader, irrespective of his political stature, is bigger before the might of the RSS. The RSS got reins of the BJP after getting Nitin Gadkari appointed on the post of BJP national president.

Veteran leader Lalkrishna Advani was also sidelined from the partyalt146s mainstream as part of the strategy framed by the RSS and now, through Umaalt146s comeback, the RSS has made up its mind to run BJP according to its own agenda.

The RSS was instrumental in BJP extending its support openly on the issue related to Baba Ramdev.

Uma Bharti, for a long time, was requesting RSS leaders for her comeback in the party.

The RSS was trying to pave the way for Umaalt146s return for the last one year and it finally resulted in Uma making a comeback on Tuesday.

The RSS, in BJP- ruled states, is also trying to run the government as per its wishes but the chief ministers of these states are not allowing the RSS to work in this direction. In the light of this fact, the chief ministers not working as per the RSS directives may face its wrath.

The RSSalt146 interference may also affect the prospects of BJP in those states where the party is trying to woo minority voters.

At present, the Central leaders of BJP at Delhi are also not keen on implementing the agenda of RSS and they want to maintain a secular image. Keeping this fact in mind, the RSS has launched Uma as its spokesperson in the party.

The RSS got Uma re- join the BJP in the name of elections in Uttar Pradesh to be held in 2012 but the reality is that through this development, the RSS wants to maintain its supremacy in the BJP and also wants the BJP to move on the agenda of Hindutva.

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