RSS magazine targets BJP on Kushwaha

A magazine closely associated with RSS has targeted BJP for inducting the NRHM scam into the party.

Written by Sanjay Singh | Lucknow | Published: April 10, 2012 3:23 am

A Hindi magazine closely associated with the RSS has targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party for inducting former Uttar Pradesh family welfare minister and NRHM scam accused Babu Singh Kushwaha into the party and subsequently facing poll debacle in the state.

In the editorial of its April edition,the magazine,Rashtradharma,underlined the need for removal of the old guard from the organisation and providing opportunities for young and dedicated workers who can strengthen the party at the ground level.

BJP ideologue Pandit Deen Dayal Updhayay had established publishing house Rashtradharma Prakashan here prior to 1950 and launched the monthly Rashtradharma to spread the pro-Hindu ideology. Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was also one of the editors of the magazine. The magazine is regularly sent to RSS cadres across the country and thus,the views expressed in it are considered those of the RSS.

“There were amazing achievements in most of the districts — a large zero,thanks to embracing Kushwaha,” the magazine said,adding,“can a prowler become a whistle-blower. Only an honest person can become a whistle-blower”.

Earlier,BJP leader Yashwant Sinha had defended Kushwaha’s induction into the BJP as the party’s ‘whistle-blower’.

At one point,the magazine indirectly targets BJP vice-president Vinay Katiyar. “Kushwaha kand kee dhuri samjhe jane wale ko Rajya Sabha ka ticket (the man who was considered to be at the root of the Kushwaha episode was rewarded with a Rajya Sabha berth).”

Analysing the results of the UP polls,it said that of the 398 seats the BJP contested,it lost 251. “Out of the 251 losers,227 could not even save their deposit money,” it said.

In the last part of the editorial,the magazine mentions that the 2014 Lok Sabha elections are not far away,and the party must learn from its mistakes and the “Mathadhish” (old guards) must be pushed back. The magazine favoured giving leading roles to meritorious and dedicated youths within the organisation.

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