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New Delhi, November 15, 2010: Accusing the Centre of poor management in handling the illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, former Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh said that in the current hour of crisis, the role of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh becomes all the more important.

In a candid talk, the senior BJP leader said, ?The number of illegal Bangladeshi migrants in the country has crossed the 3 crore mark, mass conversions are going and the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister (Omar Abdullah) is saying that J&K had never merged with India. In this hour of crisis, when the Central Government is not able to handle the anti-India sentiments echoed, the role of the RSS assumes significance and more relevant.?

He further added that the RSS wants a strong and empowered India, where social harmony prevails. ?Before 1962, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was a staunch critic of the RSS. But his heart changed after the 1962 Indo-China war. In 196, the RSS took part in the Republic Day parade. Even former President Dr Zakir Hussain and the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi had lauded the RSS.?

Stating that the RSS is the one of the largest socio-cultural organisation in the country, which has been maligned for vote-bank politics, Singh said, ?It is a national organisaton, which does not contest polls and its sole aim is to inculcate nationalistic feeling among the countrymen.?

?Whenever in the past the RSS was harassed, it had a wider impact on the nation?s politics. In 1948 following the assignation of Mahatma Gandhi, the RSS was banned and then in 1949, it was subsequently lifted and the Janasangh was formed. In 1975, Emergency was imposed and in the 1977 general elections, the Congress was completely demolished. The Government tried to curtailed the RSS in 1992, but it created an anti-incumbency factor and from 1998, there were 6 years of NDA rule,? the former BJP president said.

Rajnath was also of the opinion that the Government is making noises to divert the attention of the masses. He said, ?Indresh Kumar, who has been accused in the Ajmer blast case is himself leading the National Muslim Front.?

Corruption: The former BJP president also said that the party and the opposition will be gunning for ?tainted? union telecommunications minister A Raja?s head until he is dismissed and a Joint Parliamentary Probe Committee formed to look into the various bungling. ?The question is not of Raja alone. There has been no concrete action in the CWG and Adarsh Housing scams from the Central Government?s side. Political parties should indulge in politics for the nation and not merely for the survival of the government.?

On AIADMK supremo J Jayalalitha?s proposal of extending support to the Congress-led UPA, Singh said, ?I expect her to force the UPA to sack A Raja. This sort of pressure build-up is not expected from any political party in a healthy democracy.?

Bihar polls: When asked to comment on the results of the Bihar Assembly elections, Rajnath Singh said, ?It would be wrong on my part to predict the number of seats. But, I can confidently state that the BJP-JDU combine will comfortably sail through the electoral waters and form the next government.?

He also said that once the Bihar elections are over, the party will meet and discuss about the Assembly elections to be held in the five states in 2011.

Ayodhya: The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister lauded the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court for its recent judgement in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case. He said, ?If the Muslim religious leaders take the initiative and hand over the 1/3 land given to them, then this would send a strong and good signal across the world.?

?Ram Mandir still finds a place on the national agenda of the party, as crores of devotees consider Lord Ram as the ideal person, who had ever walked upon the earth. Three months is enough time for the Centre to evolve a solution, if it seriously wants? Singh echoed and added that the NDA under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee had formed a cell in the PMO.

Obama visit: Terming US President Barack Obama?s speech in the Central Hall of the Parliament ?satisfactory?, Singh said, ?Obama?s message to Pakistan to curb terrorism emanating from its soil, which is dangerous for the peace and stability of the Indian Sub-continent and his admission of a wider United Nations? Security Council, which includes India is good.?

?However, I had expected him to make some statements on outsourcing, which was completely missing. It is surprising that the US, which coined the terms like globalisation, liberalisation and modernisation is trying to put an end to outsourcing,? Rajnath said adding that by this the purpose of globalisation stands defeated.

?Speech is a diplomatic tool. Now to what extent, he implements his speech remains to be seen,? the senior BJP leader said.

Future plans: Dismissing all the speculations that he would be going back to Uttar Pradesh, Rajnath said, ?UP is my home state and as a devoted party worker, I will work for the party in the coming 2012 Assembly elections. But, at the same time, let me tell you that there is no question of going back to UP.?

Rajnath lauds RSS, lambasts Centre
Originally published on: All India Today

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