As the elections are coming near, the rift between Bhartiya Janta Party and RSS is increasing day by day. And it has increased to the point where RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat now has started to criticise BJP’s policies openly.
RSS, who backed BJP in 2014 election and even considered as the parent body of it, has drifted from BJP as the latter is not going ‘pro-Hindutva’ according to the former.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that inflation and unemployment have increased in India, and every Indian has had to bear its impact.
Bhagwat was attending a ceremony of the silver jubilee of the Prahaar Samaaj Jagruti Sanstha in Nagpur. While addressing to the public, he said, “The policies in the country affect everybody. I do not make the policy nor you, but we all have to bear its impact. Inflation increased, I did not increase it nor you, but we all have to suffer.
Unemployment increased, I did not increase it nor you, but we all have to suffer. That is why we will have to learn to live for our country.”
Bhagwat is not the only person criticising BJP’s policies openly. Just a few days ago, RSS general secretary Suresh Joshi, commonly known as Bhaiiya Ji, sarcastically said that now the Mandir will only be built in 2025.
The rift actually began when BJP didn’t align itself with RSS on the issue of Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir dispute.
The three main faces of BJP – PM Narendra Modi, BJP supremo Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath – have now openly said that they are not going to intervene in the matter of building Ram Mandir until the matter is under Supreme Court. Modi in his recent interview with ANI said on Ram Mandir, “The ordinance on triple talaq was brought after the verdict of Supreme Court. We want the issue to be solved within the framework of the Constitution. The ordinance on Ram Mandir can arise only after legal process gets over and Supreme Court gives its verdict.”
Not stopping there, Bhagwat said, “In our country, there is no war (at the moment), still people (soldiers) are getting martyred....because we are not doing our job properly.
Otherwise, if there is no war then there is no reason why a soldier should die on the border. But it is happening.
Everybody has to strive...this is not something for which we can give a contract to somebody. (We rest easy thinking) the government will do it, police will do it, the Army will do it, but it's not like that, the entire society has to make efforts.”