In view of the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the state government appears to be working with the RSS to establish Yogi Adityanath as the flag bearer of ‘Hindutva’.
A senior RSS functionary from Mathura told India Today that after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has proved to be the face of Hindutva in various assembly elections held in India.
In the coming time, CM Yogi’s image of Hindutva’s proponent needs to be plastered all over the country to promote him into national politics, the functionary added.
This will facilitate Yogi Adityanath in developing an image that is independent of PM Modi and the BJP and it will help him in winning the 2022 Assembly elections.
This week, a secret meeting of the Sangh was held in Vrindavan on this agenda where it was decided that it was necessary to keep highlighting issues such as the Ayodhya temple, national integration, Article 370, Population Control Bill and terrorism control if the BJP is to return to power in Uttar Pradesh next year.
This meeting was held as a part of the two-day camp of the ancillary organizations of the RSS in Vridavan’s Keshav Dham. Chaired by RSS chief Dattatreya Hosbole, it was decided in the meeting that the RSS workers would go door to door to promote Sangh’s agenda of nationalism.
during his Varanasi visit, it has become clear that Yogi Adityanath will stay at the helm of the state BJP in 2022.
Agra City Congress President Devendra Kumar Chillu said that in the past two years during Covid, the people of Uttar Pradesh have seen gross mismanagement that claimed thousands of lives during the second wave.
“Businesses were destroyed and children were orphaned. The people of this state will not forget who was responsible for this mismanagement, no matter how much the Sangh tries to divert their attention,” Chillu said.
“In the 2022 UP assembly elections, the people of UP will take their revenge, and this revenge will be complete in 2024 when the Modi government is ousted from power,” he added.
He expressed surprise at how the RSS was being allowed to meddle with national politics despite being an “apolitical” social organization. He said that the people have now seen the reality of the RSS and know that this is not an idealistic organization aiming for national integration.
“It is in fact, a pseudo-political organization, which will not be allowed in its designs to break the country on religious lines once more,” Chillu said.
Meanwhile, sources are indicating that several sitting MLAs of the BJP may find themselves empty-handed during the ticket distribution for the next assembly elections, as the RSS has sought the report card of each BJP MLA in the five states where the elections will be held in the coming 8 months, and whoever fails to meet the Sangh’s criteria, will not get a ticket.
Dalit leader Rajkumar Nagrath said that it is disheartening to see the RSS assuming an active role in national politics, as earlier, this organization remained completely away from electoral politics.
This story first appeared on indiatoday.in