Press Esc to close
Saturday 23 May 2015
News updated at 3:35 PM IST
Weather
Max: 31.5°C
Min : 22.8°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

RSS toughens stand, Ram Mandir back on agenda

Ahmedabad, march 31, 2013 DHNS

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.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Guru Arjun Devji's martyrdom day...

Guru Arjun Devji's martyrdom day...

People admire at a part of bronze statue of Lachit Borphukan...

People admire at a part of bronze statue of Lachit Borphukan...

Youths pelt stones at the police during a protest...

Youths pelt stones at the police during a protest...

Students celebrate their success in the West Bengal...

Students celebrate their success in the West Bengal...

Young girls shelter under an umbrella during heavy rains...

Young girls shelter under an umbrella during heavy rains...

Kashmiri Muslims cry and pray upon seeing a relic of Prophet Mohammed...

Kashmiri Muslims cry and pray upon seeing a relic of Prophet Mohammed...

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag...

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag...

Nomads during seasonal migration from Jammu province...

Nomads during seasonal migration from Jammu province...

Bollywood actors Lauren Gottlieb, left, and Jackky Bhagnani...

Bollywood actors Lauren Gottlieb, left, and Jackky Bhagnani...

Irate mob torch a truck after it killed a man...

Irate mob torch a truck after it killed a man...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523