24 November, 2020

'Bajrang Dal Men Are Good Nationalists'

Reacting to the allies sabre-rattling, BJP president Kushabhau Thakre told Outlook they were free to do what they must: The government is theirs as well, its up to them whether they want to break away. Excerpts:

'Bajrang Dal Men Are Good Nationalists'

What is this international conspiracy?
It is based on the circumstances. Post-Pokhran, Western powers are angry with us and want to weaken India. The incidents began all of a sudden, recently. The propaganda being disseminated as a result is damaging the bjp, the rss and the VHP. Are we so stupid that we will smash our own head? The only people who are benefiting are the Congress and the Left. They could also be part of the conspiracy.

Our information is that the main accused, Dara Singh, is listed as a bjp supporter in an earlier fir.
No... he is an associate of Jaichandra Jena, a Congress minister. I received telephone calls begging me not to take his name, to save him. Details of whether it is intelligence agencies or western governments I don't have. But I know the isi is interested.

Have you lost control?
There is no question of losing control because they (Bajrang Dal) are not involved. The first day after the Staines' murder, the police said Dara Singh was the culprit....



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