Karimnagar: The chairman of the Telangana State People’s organisations Joint Action Committee, Gajjela Kantham, made some sensational comments on Monday against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the ideological inspiration for the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Speaking to the media here, Kantham alleged that RSS is more dangerous than terrorist groups and demanded that the government ban the organisation.
“The Supreme Court has appointed a committee for construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. The committee will look after the construction works. What is the need for the BJP to interfere in such matters and collect funds? Is the RSS exerting pressure on the BJP to take up the construction works,” he asked.
“When the BJP is collecting donations for the Ram Mandir, why did it not do the same for the Yadadri temple in Telangana? The state government did not ask people to donate money for renovation of the Yadadri temple. Why is the BJP collecting donations from the public for the Ram Mandir,” he wanted to know.
“In the name of Lord Rama, the BJP leaders are trying to pocket money. They are doing this as a business and spoiling the name of God. Why is the BJP not taking the name of Sita Devi along with the lord,” he asked.
If the central government is keen on construction of the Ram Mandir, it should sanction Rs.1,000 crore immediately, Kantham proposed.
“Are the people from SC, ST, BC communities not Hindus? In the name of religion, the BJP is trying to grab votes from the faithful. In the process, the party and its leaders are dividing the people. The BJP is encouraging communalism. There is no difference between the RSS, the BJP and the terrorists,” he said.
He asked: “Why is the central government not doing justice to farmers. When farmers are demanding that the government fix minimum support price for their produce, why is the BJP government not resolving their issues?”
He alleged that there is a threat from the RSS, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah to the people of the SC, ST, BC and minority communities and to democracy. “They are trying to create a wedge between those who support BR Ambedkar and Mahatma Jyotibha Phule and killing democracy in the country,” he alleged.
Kantham said that in order to save democracy, there is the need to bring all caste and communities under one platform to unitedly fight against the Modi government. Several meetings will be held in all districts in the coming days, as also a massive public meeting in Karimnagar on May 29 and in Hyderabad later, he said.