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"

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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