RSS cadres burn BJP MP’s effigies, Parsekar not to attend BBSM rally

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 07 April 2016 22:21 IST

The BJP-RSS war today hit the streets with RSS members burning effigy of BJP MP Narendra Savoikar in several talukas of Goa, including in front of the BJP’s Panaji office.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has decided not to attend the public meeting of the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch on 24th April in his Mandrem constituency, as per his party’s order.

Angry RSS cadres have come out on the streets against the Sangh Parivar’s party organisation which has publicly attacked Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar in a war over Medium of Instruction issue.

South Goa MP Savoikar, in a press conference yesterday, had alleged that Velingkar has lost his mental balance since he spoke about defeating the BJP in the next election.

A joint statement of state and taluka chiefs of the RSS today condemned Savoikar as well as BJP’s turnaround on the issue of MoI by refusing to withdraw the grants to Church-run English primary schools.

Adv Swati Kerkar, the national vice president of Mahila Shakti Aghadi of Sangh Parivar, also strongly condemned the statements of the BJP leaders against most respectable person like Velingkar.

Besides Panaji, effigy of Savoikar was also burnt in CM’s Mandrem, Canacona, Sanguem, Ponda, Mapusa and Sankhli.

In spite of this, CM Parsekar today maintained that the BJP had never assured in its election manifesto to withdraw grants to Church-run schools.

 

He also said the BJP had never officially associated with the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch except that some of its leaders and workers had participated in the agitation before 2012 election.

RSS leaders however feel their party organisation and its leaders are working against party’s national policy of education.

Parsekar refuted this stating that neither BJP nor his government had gone against its policy while reiterating that the party stands for primary education in mother tongue.

Though the BJP pretends, it is clear that the ruling party has gone on a back foot on the MoI issue since its leaders nowadays talk only about education in mother tongue while deciding not to bring the amendment bill.

The chief minister in fact supported  his party’s view not to bring the amendment bill to legalise releasing government grants to English primary schools run by minority institutes.

“Nothing new will be achieved by bringing the bill though the final decision in this regard would be taken by the select committee”, said Parsekar. 

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