RSS dumps its Goa in-charge

RSS dumps its Goa in-charge

The RSS has axed its Goa in-charge Subhash Velingkar as he was found to be working against the interests of the state BJP government.

The RSS decided to dump Velingkar after he publicly attacked the BJP government for not fulfilling the electoral mandate.

Two days ago, the RSS functionary held a press conference to announce that he, along with Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch, of which he is a convenor,  will float a regional party to contest the Assembly polls due early next year. He claimed that the RSS unit of Goa will side by him to take on the BJP.

He accused the government of betraying the trust of the people by not enforcing use of regional language as a medium of instruction in its primary schools.

He also did not rule out tying up with the BJP ally in the state Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party if the latter snaps its ties.

Sangh involvement
An RSS source said that the Sangh took the decision to withdraw Velingkar from the responsibility given to him since he had told them about his decision to float a new party.

 In RSS, a functionary cannot hold a position and at the same time participate in politics as well, sources said. He will, however, continue to be a member of the RSS.    
Earlier, the BJP, sensing that all was not well with the party, tasked Union minister Nitin Gadkari to supervise the Assembly polls in Goa.

The RSS and the VHP are also not happy over the government’s decision to send a delegation under External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to the Vatican for Mother Teresa’s canonisation on September 4.

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