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RSS toughens stand, Ram Mandir back on agenda

Ahmedabad, march 31, 2013 DHNS 3:01 IST
On a day when Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his confidant Amit Shah found places in the highest decision making bodies of the BJP, a mega event by Sangh Parivar at his assembly constituency of Maninagar further cemented its hard line stand on Hindutva.

The event was presided by RSS Supremo Mohan Bhagwat. While Modi skipped the programme, it is learnt that Bhagwat met Modi at the Sangh office in Maninagar on Saturday.

BJP patriarch L K Advani and senior leader Murli Manohar Joshi too were in Ahmedabad and Advani did have a meeting with Modi.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, Bhagwat and Togadia raised the pitch and demanded construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, signalling that Hindutva would be a strong agenda for the 2014 poll.

‘Insecurity’

Togadia, who has recently not been in the best of terms with Modi, went on to say that there is a growing feeling of insecurity among the Hindus and even in Gujarat, such insecurity exists.

He took a dig at Modi’s Sadbhavana fast, without naming him, and said that people who are embracing Muslims are not concerned about Hindus.

Bhagwat in his address said that the VHP would organise a Ram Jap between April 11 and April 13 for construction of the Temple.

It is widely believed that while projection of Modi at the national level may help BJP garner votes of the upper urban middle class, but the party also feels the need to invoke Hindutva sentiments to penetrate across the rural vote base.

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