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RSS may take important decisions in July

Saturday 18 June 2005, by VYAS*Neena

There is a strong undercurrent against Advani: Giriraj Kishore

Decisions can have a bearing on BJP Advani wanted to "look more liberal" Why did he take out a rath yatra?

NEW DELHI: Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Acharya Giriraj Kishore on Friday said the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh could, at its meeting in Surat next month, take important decisions having a bearing on the Bharatiya Janata Party.

These could be related to the controversy generated by BJP president L.K. Advani’s "Jinnah" remarks, his resignation and subsequent withdrawal, he hinted speaking to reporters here.Acharya Kishore said Mr. Advani had described the Pakistan founder as a secular leader for "selfish reasons."

He wanted to "look more liberal than [former Prime Minister] Atal Bihari Vajpayee and become Prime Minister... his party rejected his view on Jinnah and, therefore, I said Advani had been defeated and the party had won."

Acharya Kishore said there was a "strong undercurrent [in the Sangh Parivar and the people] against Advani... everything will become clear in July after the RSS meet in Surat."

On the "differences" over the resolution against Mr. Advani at the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s recent meeting at Hardwar, he said that while the Parishad demanded that Mr. Advani resign and quit politics, some "sants" said he should apologise for his Jinnah remarks.

Disgraceful

Acharya Kishore said it was "disgraceful and insulting" for a leader like Mr. Advani to talk about his being ashamed of the demolition of the Babri mosque, that too in Pakistan.

"If he was sad about the demolition, why did he take out a rath yatra from Somnath to Ayodhya saying that a Ram temple should be built [where the Babri mosque stood]?

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