Honeymoon days over, Sangh says to BJP

BJP leader Ram Madhav told reporters that OROP was not on the agenda

New Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is learnt to have taken up the issue of the ex-servicemen’s demand for One-Rank-One-Pension on the first day of the three-day Sangh conclave being held in New Delhi.

Though BJP leader Ram Madhav told reporters that OROP was not on the agenda, the RSS chief reportedly wanted to know why the government was not able to get the bureaucratic bottlenecks cleared to implement OROP as it was a commitment made to former soldiers.

“The core Hindutva issues like the rising population of Muslims and the Ram temple were also discussed. The message was that the Modi government should come out of the honeymoon period and show results.

The Sangh leaders, including those from other affiliated bodies, took their time and underlined that the party and the government should not lose sight of core Hindutva issues,” a source pointed out.

While Prime Minister Mr Modi will attend the RSS session on Friday, Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Manohar Parrikar, M. Venkaiah Naidu and Ananth Kumar, besides Mr Jaitley, attended Wednesday’s meeting. BJP president Amit Shah was also present.

This is the first time since the NDA government came to power that the RSS is holding such a session, said to be a coordination meeting between the saffron body and the government. “The meeting is about how we should move ahead into the future. It’s not about any review of the government or any policy and programmes,” Mr Madhav said.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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