17 January, 2021

"Foreign Powers Are Behind Sonia"

Continuing his diatribe against Congress president Sonia Gandhi, the VHP's joint general secretary Acharya Giriraj Kishor has accused her of playing a dubious role in the assassinations of Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. Excerpts from the interview:

"Foreign Powers Are Behind Sonia"
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Comment on the political situation.

Sonia's leadership is dangerous for the country. For 15 years this woman did not take Indian citizenship. She went to Tiru-pati just to show that she has become a Hindu. Prime minister banne se pahele hi gundagardi (All these antics before becoming prime minister.) And now she is hell-bent upon becoming the prime minister.

Is there a pattern to Sonia's rise?

Foreign powers are responsible for bringing Sonia close to prime ministership. Not letting Indira Gandhi wear a bullet-proof jacket on the day of the assassination, not accompanying Rajiv to the South for the election campaign—these show there is a conspiracy. Her role has been dubious; the government should set up an inquiry.

How do you see Vajpayee as a PM?

He has been a successful PM. Despite the contradictions, managing 98 parties and a person like Jayalalitha is commendable.

You'd accused him of putting Hindutva on the backburner?

There were no hindrances...

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