RSS to 'set things right' in BJP

Last Updated 17 March 2011, 21:48 IST

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will take steps to address the undesirable trends in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) soon, RSS Rashtriya Sarakaryavaha Suresh Joshi said on Sunday.

The organisation “intends to set things rights” in the party, he said, briefing the media on the deliberations at the three-day Akhila Bharat Pratinidhi Sabha that ended here during the day.

Joshi, however sidestepped questions on the corruption charges faced by Chief Minister B S Yeddurappa. “The matter is in court, so we would prefer not to make any comments,” he said.

He, however, hastened to add that the BJP is an independent political party that did not depend on the RSS for decision-making. As a sister organisation, RSS only guides the BJP leaders and does not act as a decision-making authority, Joshi said.

“The BJP is a not political wing of the RSS,” he said. "The RSS consists of volunteers from various walks of life. There are a few political leaders from the BJP who are also associated with the RSS, but it does not indicate that such political leaders take decisions based on the RSS leaders’ verdict," he said.

On the two resolutions passed in the RSS conference on March 12, he said the RSS would pressure the government to tackle two issues -corruption and security threat from China.

"As for the fight against corruption, RSS has chalked out plans to create awareness among the people. The programmes, in the form of mass movement, public campaign and mass mobilisation, will be organised in the days to come," he said.

According to the RSS review report for 2010, the organisation has had no set back in the previous year. With positive campaigns like ‘Vishwa Mangala Go Grama Yatra’, the Sangh has witnessed a number of developments, Joshi asserted.

(Published 13 March 2011, 18:39 IST)

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