1. PM Narendra Modi led BJP govt is run by RSS: Teesta Setalvad

PM Narendra Modi led BJP govt is run by RSS: Teesta Setalvad

Social activist Teesta Setalvad alleged that issues like "Sanskritisation" were part of a process to change India into a Hindu state by Narendra Modi led BJP govt.

By: | Chennai | Updated: March 22, 2015 3:00 PM

Accusing PM Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre as one being “run” by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), social activist Teesta Setalvad on Saturday alleged that issues like “Sanskritisation” were part of a process to change India into a Hindu state.

“I believe the government at the Centre is run by RSS. It is an RSS government. You are confused, I am not confused at all,” she told reporters here.

On Hindutva and Sanskritisation “pursued” by BJP, she alleged it was a process of political motive to change the character of the Indian state to a majoritarian Hindu one and implement the agenda first through Home, Education and Culture Ministries.

“Regardless of whatever has been stated in the name of development, the government agenda is run by RSS.”

She referred to a 1999 meet chaired by then Union Minister Murli Manohar Joshi, saying it was boycotted by even NDA allies like Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP on Sanskritisation.

Stressing that a process has been on since then, she said each time this government came to power, their agenda was on the “question of culture and education” and to push it.

“Today you have a brute majority government and quite naturally this agenda will be taken forward much more aggressively and it is being taken forward.”

A “talk was on” that the HRD Ministry was looking to push books of RSS ideologue Dina Nath Batra all over the country through the CBSE, she claimed and added that these books were already reaching about four lakh students in Gujarat.

Asked if she would move court on the issue, Teesta said “there is constant discussion among us on whether you can go to court on policy matters or build resistance otherwise.”

On attacks on worship places in Northern India, she said these could not have happened without vilification campaign against Christians and conversions.

“Whether it was the attack on nun in West Bengal or Churches in Delhi it happens because of a systematic campaign built about Christians, Muslims and Dalits and it allows social sanction for violence.”

Referring to BJP MP Adityanath, she said he should have been disqualified from Parliament 10 years ago. “You have Parliamentarians indulging in most filthy kind of speech.”

On communal polarisation vis-a-vis the social media, she said “you see certain pattern trolling in Twitter and Facebook and it is not spontaneous.”

There is “huge money” being spent in creating a mood in social media which was not spontaneous, she said and added that there was a “deliberate attempt to polarise and provoke.”

She expressed solidarity with Tamil writers like Perumal Murugan who were targeted by some caste groups and supporters of RSS for “offensive content.”

On the importance of supporting survivors of communal violence, she alleged “the attempt by the regime in power in Delhi and Gujarat is to actually remove us from the scene so that we don’t give help to survivors and so that their testimonies are not protected in court.”

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    Vaid
    Mar 22, 2015 at 8:44 pm
    It is on strength of such lies that MODI has grown. Please keep telling such lies all the time. The country will see through your malafied campaign and will rally behind MODI. Such baseless. Allegations by this discredited activist and looter must be music to the ears of MODI, BJP and RSS.
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      Bhadran
      Mar 23, 2015 at 7:57 am
      Her father was a respected Attorney General. She has not only been brainwashed and converted , she has become a stooge in the hands of UPA politicians. Media should address her as "Looter of downtrodden" and not as social activist
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        Amit
        Mar 22, 2015 at 5:19 pm
        UPA and all previous Congress governments were being run by Shahi Imam and the Catholics and the Arab sponsored NGO's
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          ankur
          Mar 22, 2015 at 10:03 pm
          yes it is run by RSS what is your problem ? we have elected RSS .atal bihari was also RSS worker . teesta setlvad is not social activist .she is a congress stooge . her case is handled by aaptard bhushan and kapil sibbal .she has stole crores of fund for riot victims .Her NGO is found in being used in money laundering and scams with congress politicians .
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          1. Dinesh Singh
            Mar 22, 2015 at 6:07 pm
            Madam appears to be frustrated as she is allegedly an accused in misappropriation of trust fund and not getting any ray of hope to get out of it. BJP is a democratically elected govt so calling it otherwise is an objectionable issue and she must be sued for this kind of anti Govt baseless rumours.
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            1. Satya Paul
              Mar 23, 2015 at 12:58 pm
              I remember her father was a respected person. How she got to become like this is painful. Looks she is a hostage in the hands of underworld, Mafia (italian one )
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              1. Satya Paul
                Mar 23, 2015 at 12:56 pm
                When an earlier rape/attack on nuns case was thoroughly investigated, and mind you not by Modi, or BJP, or RSS, it was found that majority of attackers were CHRISTIANS themselves! What does this fraudester Setalvad have to say about that? And yes, where does she get the money from for engaging top lawyers to fight her cases?
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                  Seelan
                  Mar 23, 2015 at 5:25 am
                  For the sake of RSS, Modi has deserted even his wife. Definitely Modi will surrender the government to RSS. It is foolish to except Modi not to surrender.
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                    madhukar nikam
                    Mar 23, 2015 at 2:03 pm
                    We keep hearing Teesta gets help from ISI and CIA! she must come clean on it
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                      madhukar nikam
                      Mar 23, 2015 at 2:04 pm
                      many say she is ISI agent ...she must clarify
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                        citizen
                        Mar 22, 2015 at 7:58 pm
                        Why don't u get out with your Muslim husband and loot another country like gr eating stan!!
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                          Ramaj
                          Mar 23, 2015 at 12:33 pm
                          IT does not investigate the wealth of leading advocates like Sibal, who represent many Corporates and earn a huge income. How is it possible for Settlewad to engage him, where is the source. The trust income, source should be investigated. If u investigate the NGOs most of the income may be through blackmoney from people who are supporting whenever they get caught. Tejpal, Settlewad, Bhushan, Sibal are fighting the cause of UPA. In any case, the riot victims who were denied the money are now mobilising but they are controlled through clerics. Once they come out of the shackle, they will take care of Settlewads.
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                            rs
                            Mar 22, 2015 at 7:28 pm
                            Why give space to these NGOs who are not having any shame in using money collected in the name of Riot Victims for buying personal needs. Got full support from UPA government including Padma award and now staring at arrest.
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                              sangos
                              Mar 22, 2015 at 3:51 pm
                              Maybe this woman meant ...."not run by ISIL" hawhahwahwhawh
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                                Shriram Mehendale
                                Mar 22, 2015 at 3:31 pm
                                And this lady is run and protected by CONGRESS, CPI M and all those who wants unruly. This lady is not worth commenting on and trying to create a news value for herself to be relevant as Modi Basher alnog with this News Paper Editor.
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                                  Shriram Mehendale
                                  Mar 22, 2015 at 3:39 pm
                                  She should be handed over to Afghan Taliban to understand Muslim religion and its tenets and brought back to India.Then she will realized what is actual ISLAM . She is not fighting for the justice for the riot affected people whether it is Muslim or Hindu but she is trying to make money make her and her family's living out of it. Its a very good business model at least for last 13 years she has been able to make her life out of it. Well done MS Teesta Setalwad.
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                                    san
                                    Mar 23, 2015 at 10:43 am
                                    Yes - so what is the problem.. We know this and that's why we voted BJP.. RSS is the backbone of this country...
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                                      t p
                                      Mar 22, 2015 at 4:43 pm
                                      Nehru family run govt run by Shahi Imams. *** Jai Hindustan ***
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                                        t p
                                        Mar 22, 2015 at 4:44 pm
                                        Should immediately be emprisoned or sent to Shahi Imam for purification.
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