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The Rahstriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Friday said Hindus were feeling ‘insulted’ by the Supreme Court’s declaration that the Ayodhya issue is not a priority and insisted that an ordinance would be needed if all options run out.
After a three-day RSS conclave in Uttan in Maharashtra, its general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi said the organisation ‘will not hesitate to launch an agitation for Ram temple, if needed, but since the matter is in the Supreme Court, there are restrictions’.
He said the RSS was ‘not putting pressure’ on the government as ‘we respect the law and the Constitution which is why there has been delay’.
He said the Ram temple issue was among the various matters discussed when Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Uttan earlier in the day.
“We respect the Supreme Court and urge it to take into consideration sentiments of hindus,” Joshi said while addressing a press conference after the National Executive meeting of the RSS here on the outskirts of Mumbai.
“The wait for the (Supreme) court’s verdict has been too long. Since the matter was listed on October 29, we felt Hindus would get good news before Diwali. But the Supreme Court deferred the hearing,” he said.
The Supreme Court on October 29 fixed the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case for the first week of January before an ‘appropriate bench’, which will decide the schedule of hearing.
“We have our own priorities. Whether the matter will be heard in January, February or March, the appropriate bench will decide,” a three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, had said while deferring the matter.
Commenting on this, Joshi said, ‘it is a matter of pain and anguish that an issue which Hindus consider their faith and sentiment is not in the priority list of the court… Hindus are feeling insulted’.
He said sensitive issues like this should be prioritised and that delay in giving verdict is not good.
“The Supreme Court should respect hindu sentiments and we respect the apex court,” he said.
The RSS expected the court to decide on the issue, ‘taking into consideration the sentiments of the Hindu community’, Joshi said.
The RSS leader said a legal sanction is required to pave way for construction of the temple. When asked about the demand for an ordinance, he said it is the right of those asking for it.
“The government should consider this option if all other options run out… it is up to the government,” Joshi said.
At the same time, he added, “Unless the Supreme Court takes a decision on the title suit, it is difficult for the government to take any decision.”
Joshi was asked if the RSS was putting pressure on the government and why the temple issue was not being decided by the government since it has a majority.
“We are not putting pressure. But we will build consensus. We respect the law and the constitution which is why there has been delay,” he added.
To a query about Congress president Rahul Gandhi questioning the Hindutva of RSS, Joshi said he should not be taken seriously.
On the issue of the Supreme Court seeking Rafale deal papers, the RSS leader said it is up to the government to take a call.
Speaking on the Sabarimala controversy, Joshi said the RSS supports the demand for restriction on women’s entry into the temple.
“We don’t support discrimination against women at Hindu places of worship, but some temples have certain restrictions and people may think it is against their rights. One has to consider rules of the temple as people’s faith is supreme, he said.
“The society doesn’t function always on laws but also on beliefs and faith. There should have been discussions with all stakeholders before the Sabrimala verdict,” he said.
On the conclave, he said the meet deliberated on various organisational matters and a structure plan for water conservation and environment protection will soon be put in place.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Congress president Rahul Gandhi set aside their bitter history for their first proper meeting today in Delhi, after which Mr Naidu declared that it was a “democratic compulsion” to join hands in order to take on the ruling BJP in the 2019 national election. “We have a past,” agreed Rahul Gandhi, fielding questions in a joint press meet with Mr Naidu outside his heavily protected Tughlaq Lane home.
“We have decided to put that past behind. The idea is to defeat the BJP. Both of us agreed that we are not going to talk about our past and talk about our future,” the Congress president said.
Mr Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has been extremely upset with the 2014 bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh on Congress watch.
But their rivalry dates back to over three decades ago, when the TDP was founded by Mr Naidu’s father-in-law NT Rama Rao, one of Andhra’s most charismatic politicians, with the single purpose of defeating the Congress. He did achieve that and became the first non-Congress chief minister of Andhra Pradesh in 1983.
In the late 1990s, the TDP contested state elections in alliance with Left parties and in 1999, 2004 and 2014, it was the BJP. In 2009, the TDP was with the Telangana Rashtra Samiti against the Congress.
Today, Mr Naidu was seen gifting the Congress president a pink silk stole and a miniature of a Veena.
“We have to save the nation, our democracy. We discussed with Rahulji. We agree in principle. It is a democratic compulsion. We want to organise everybody, have a common platform,” Mr Naidu said.
Since the division of Andhra Pradesh, the TDP is hardly a presence in Telangana – where K Chandrasekhara Rao’s Telangana Rashtra Samiti is the ruling party – and the Congress is almost decimated in Andhra. It makes perfect sense for the two parties to come together for mutual benefit.
For the Congress, it is a boost after its failure to seal an alliance with Mayawati in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, even though its Andhra leaders have warned against tying up with the incumbent.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday mocked Congress president Rahul Gandhi, saying he keeps repeating things like a stuck gramophone but people would not accept his “childish” claims and “lies” against the government as they make “fun” of such remarks. With campaign for assembly elections in five states under way and the Lok Sabha polls less than six months away, he stressed on his development plank during a video interaction with BJP workers, asking them to go to people with a three-point agenda — development, fast development and development for all.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi alleged on Monday that demonetisation in 2016 was carried out to “convert black money of a few rich people into white” and that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a “magician” who performed this act.
Addressing a public meeting here in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, he also targeted Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, alleging that “rampant corruption” had taken place in the state during his rule.
He claimed that the name of the son of ‘mamaji‘, a chief minister, had figured in the Panama Papers but no action was taken against him.
Though Mr Gandhi did not specifically identify the CM, he was possibly referring to Mr Chouhan because he is popularly known as ‘mamaji’.
“Udhar Chowkidar, Idhar Mamaji. Mamaji ke jo bte hai, Panama Papers me unka naam nikalta hai. (On one side, you have the watchman (apparently referring to Modi), on the other side you have ‘mamaji’. The name of the son of ‘mamaji’ figured in Panama Papers),” Gandhi said.
“Nawaz Sharif Pakistan ke Prime Minister ka naam nikalta hai..Pakistan jaise desh me unko jail me daal dete hai. Magar Yahan ke chief minister ka beta, uska naam Panama Papers me nikalta hai to koi karyawai nahi hoti (The name of former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif appears in Panama Papers. In a country like Pakistan, he is jailed. Here, the name of the son of a CM figures in Panama Papers but no action is taken),” Gandhi added.
BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijaywargiya termed the allegations as “baseless”.
“Probably, Rahul, after visiting Mahakal Temple in Ujjain and after having ‘prasad’, got influenced by it and levelled these baseless allegations, Vijaywargiya said.
State BJP spokesman Rajnish Agrawal, while laughing at the allegation, remarked, I have heard in social media that he is not in his senses while delivering speech. The speech at Jhabua proves that he is immature mentally and levels baseless allegations.”
He added that, “as president of the Congress party, he (Gandhi) is committing a crime morally and legally. The party leadership will decide what action needed to be taken in the matter.”
Mr Gandhi alleged that “rampant corruption took place in the state (MP) under the chief minister Chouhan including Vyapam, e-tendering and Mahakumbh mela.”
Referring to demonetization, Mr Gandhi alleged, “The exercise was carried out to convert black money of a few rich people into white.”
Alleging that Modi was the “magician” who coverted black money into white, the Congress chief said, “Kaisa jadugar hai. Kamaal ka jadugar hai. Ameeron ke liye jadu karta hai, (What a magician he (PM) is. Amazing magician. He does magic for rich people).”
He alleged that “Chowkidar ne chori karwa di (The watchman ensured theft).”
Addressing the gathering, Gandhi asked, “When demonetization was announced, did mothers sitting here stand in queues? Did you see any rich person standing in a queue those days. In the initial two-three days people had thought that it was a right exercise but after two three months they realized what happened actually.”
The Congress president reiterated that if his party comes to power in Madhya Pradesh, the farmers’ loan will be waived within 10 days and “not 11 days”.
He also said that his party wishes to make an India which is equal for all sections of the society and “not two Hindustans, as is the present situation.”
Criticizing BJP and RSS for having two flags, he said that Congress believes in one flag only that is of the nation for which large number of people including tribals like Birsa Munda among others sacrificed their lives.
Rahul also criticized the BJP-led government for changing the provisions of the land acquisition bill that was meant to award a compensation four times more than the market rate to those whose land is acquired.
In a big setback to Bhartiya Janta Party ahead of the Madhya Pradesh polls, two of its MLAs on Tuesday joined hands with the Congress.
Desperate for a comeback, the Congress which has been out of power in Madhya Pradesh since 2003, roped in Sanjay Sharma, a sitting BJP MLA from Tendu Kheda, during Rahul Gandhi’s two-day visit to the Malwa-Nimar region. BJP leader Kamlapat Arya from Chambal area also joined the party on Tuesday.
Sharma, a two-time MLA, said he was feeling “suffocated” in the BJP and also accused chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan of not doing enough for his constituency. He has reportedly been promised a ticket by the Congress.
Sharma is the third richest among the sitting MLAs in MP, having declared assets worth over 60 crore. His induction is being seen as a masterstroke by senior Congress leader Suresh Pachauri.
Kirar community leader Gulab Singh Kirar, who was named in the Vyapam scam in 2015 along with his son Shakti Singh, was also rumoured to have been extended Congress membership in the presence of party president Rahul Gandhi in Indore on Tuesday. While some leaders confirmed Kirar’s induction, chief spokesperson Shobha Oza insisted that only Sanjay Sharma and Kamlapat Arya have been included in the party.
Arya, who was first elected as an MLA from Bhander on Congress ticket, had joined the BJP in 2002. Touted as a ‘power politician’, Arya enjoys a strong ground connect in his constituency. Both Arya and Sharma are said to have been in talks with the Congress since long but the party waited for its chief Rahul Gandhi to visit the State to confirm their induction.