Govindacharya refused to comment on the debate on the need to reconsider the reservations policy. “Reservations are a sensitive and emotional issue. This isn’t the right time to comment,” he said.
Former BJP general secretary K N Govindacharya on Saturday endorsed the NDA government’s decision to beat a retreat over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, saying the BJP-led alliance gained by the move.”The government’s image has grown taller by bowing down to the public pressure in a democracy,” the RSS ideologue told PTI in an interview here.”Merely eight per cent of the industrial projects are stuck for want of land. After realising this, the government took a good step by retreating on the bill,” he said to a question.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”We all had earlier asked the government to implement the Land Acquisition Bill, 2013, and review its pros and cons.After its review and introspection, its shortcomings should have been dealt with,” he said.Govindacharya refused to comment on the debate on the need to reconsider the reservations policy. “Reservations are a sensitive and emotional issue. This isn’t the right time to comment,” he said.To another question, he said there was no need for hullabaloo on the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) as it formed a very tiny part of the total investment in the country.About the Narendra Modi government’s performance, the outspoken RSS ideologue said it was too early to judge.”The Union Government has got a mandate for full five years. I don’t think it is necessary to evaluate it now in a hurry,” he said.However, he added, “People have high expectations from this government. I feel the intentions of the people running the government are right. As far as evaluation of policies and priorities is concerned, the government needs to be given some time.”He further said that farming, animal husbandry and cow-shelter home management should be linked with Skill India campaign for boosting domestic capital formation.
RSS ideologue Govindacharya on Sunday said Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje should quit on moral grounds in the wake of the Lalit Modi controversy as from common man’s perception they are “guilty”.
RSS ideologue Govindacharya on Sunday said Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje should quit on moral grounds in the wake of the Lalit Modi controversy as from common man’s perception they are “guilty”.”They should do it like Advani had done it, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Sharad Yadav. There are many such examples and it will benefit the party,” Govindacharya said when asked whether the External Affairs Minister and the Rajasthan Chief Minister should resign in the wake of the raging row over the former IPL ccommissioner.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”It seems they(Swaraj and Raje) have given some help. They had good relations…like share issues or Dushyant Singh issue are concerned. From common man’s perception, they are guilty. Even if they resign on moral ground, if they were proved not guilty they can come back,” he told India Today.”The image of party and the government will improve. If they think to fight it legally then the issue will continue to stick as it happened in the Bofors issue,” he said.On External Affairs Minister’s defence that she helped Lalit Modi on humanitarian grounds as his wife was to be operated for cancer, Govindacharya said Swaraj should understand what she has said. “She should be cautious,” he said.
BJP today faced the ire of its former ideologue K N Govindacharya who dubbed the Narendra Modi-led Central government as “anti-farmer” over the land acquisition bill, alleging its polices “as anti-poor and pro-US”. He also termed the BJP’s alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir as “short-term gain and long-term loss”.
BJP today faced the ire of its former ideologue K N Govindacharya who dubbed the Narendra Modi-led Central government as “anti-farmer” over the land acquisition bill, alleging its polices “as anti-poor and pro-US”. He also termed the BJP’s alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir as “short-term gain and long-term loss”.”The policies of the Centre show its anti-farmer face. The manner in which budgetary allocation for irrigation has been reduced gives ample proof,” he said on the sidelines of a state-level conference of panchayat representatives who demanded withdrawal of the land bill. He said that the future strategy would be decided after holding a collective meeting with various stake holders. He alleged that policies of the centre were pro-US and pro-rich. I will say that policies are anti-people and anti-poor policies and are pro-US and pro-rich. We protest the policies, but we don’t doubt on the intentions as of now,” he said in a reply to a question.On Modi’s book, which reportedly said that BJP won because of him and not due to the organisation, the former think tank said that the people were supreme.”If any party has misunderstanding, then it will not continue for long,” he said.He alleged that Modi has declared to give 6,000 crore loan to a corporate house, though it was a different thing that later it was said that processing would be done.”But the declaration was made. This is what is called crony capitalism,” he said.On a question that whether the government cheated the people, Govindacharya said, “there is no scope of debate on this. The Government brought the ordinance after talking with the political parties without consulting the stakeholders.” He termed the BJP’s alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir as “short-term gain and long-term loss”.”BJP’s alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir is unethical, immoral and opportunistic. It is a short-term gain and long-term loss,” he told reporters here.”Irrespective of loss to anyone, it is loss for the country,” he said.On being asked why he was avoiding taking name of Modi he said, “Comment on the intention should be made later, I talk about policies and programmes.” He said that an organisation was bigger than a person and ideology was bigger than the organisation which was real truth.”In this case I can only have sympathy. I believe that they are following pro-US and pro-rich policies, while pro-poor and pro-Bharat policies are needed,” he said.On being asked whether BJP’s defeat in Delhi elections was defeat of Modi and national president Amit Shah, he said that it should be seen into totality.”Effective candidate, organisational structure, resources and political environment should be seen,” he said.Earlier, addressing the conference he alleged that there was a nexus of money power, politics and bureaucracy.”They have turned ‘jantantra’ into ‘daltranatra’. This is the biggest threat looming over the country,” he alleged.Govindacharya alleged that acquisition bill was a foreign conspiracy to dislodge the farmers from their land. He said that land acquisition bill was a fight between the people and the government.Speaking on the occasion national president of Rashtriya Panchayatiraj Sangathan Sunil Singh announced that on October 2 representatives of panchayats would hold an agitation in Delhi to press for their demand of withdrawing the bill. He said that before that panchayat representatives would show black flags to the MPs until they raise the issue of giving more powers to the panchayatiraj institutions in accordance with the amendment.