Jammu and Kashmir: RSS K N Govindacharya says BJP should shun ‘immoral’ alliance with Mufti’s PDP

Terming any alliance between BJP and PDP in Jammu-Kashmir as “immoral,” the saffron party’s former ideologue K N Govindacharya…

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Rashtriya swayamsevak sangh

Terming any alliance between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Mufti Mohammad Sayeed People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir as “immoral,” Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’ (RSS) former ideologue K N Govindacharya today said the party should desist from such short term gain.

“I believe that if any alliance happen between PDP and BJP in Jammu and Kashmir it is absolutely ‘immoral’,” Govindacharya told reporters here.

“Such alliances are short term gain, long term loss. It is totally unprincipled. Specially a party like BJP, which claims of ideology should desist from this,” he added.

On the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, he said “I have no doubt over its intentions, but have objections over its policies.

“The country needs poor oriented policies, but the governments are giving pro-rich policies. The policies must be country-oriented and not foreign oriented.”

He said that it should be seen that what the priorities are.

“You want to bring bullet train, but first improve the existing infrastructure,” said Govindacharya, who was seen as being a major ideological and political force in BJP in the 90s, before his comments critical of the then Prime Minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee resulted in his ouster.

On the promises made by Modi during Lok Sabha polls he said,”You must bite, what you can chew. During polls several things are said, but it should be seen that they are fulfilled.”

Govindacharya, who spearheads several organisations, today termed Land Acquisition Ordinance as anti-farmer and said that it has three major shortcomings.

“The new ordnance or existing law has three major shortcomings. It does not clearly define public interest. It will bear major blow and deprive of food security,” he said.

He said that several social and farmers’ organisation will stage a dharna at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on February 24 and February 25 against the ordinance.

“A foot march will be organised from Palval in Maharshtra on February 20,” he said.

Govindacharya termed an attempt to construct Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) on 52 bigha land of a cow shelter in Varanasi as “immoral and unconstitutional”.

Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, who has been conferred with Bharat Ratna, laid the foundation of the shelter, he claimed.

He alleged that initially the STP was proposed three kilometers away, but due to political reasons, the District Magistrate is trying to acquire the land.

“I have written a letter to the PM that being his constituency he should interfere,” he said.

Govindacharya said that a meeting on electoral reforms would be held in Lucknow tomorrow.

On Arvind Kejriwal led government in Delhi, he said that NDA and Aam Aadmi Party should work in tandem.

“The NDA got majority in Lok Sabha, while AAP got majority in Delhi assembly elections. They should respect the mandate. They should work like a “pair of bulls”,” he said.

He said that now elections were over, they should leave political bitterness behind and work unitedly for the welfare of the people.

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First published on: 18-02-2015 at 21:17 IST