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BJP shouldn’t succumb to mining lobby: RSS leader

RSS' warning assumes significance as the BJP has been in a spot over the illegal mining issue.

Written by Agencies | Banglore |
August 16, 2010 1:49:48 am

In a stern warning to the BJP,RSS leader Madan Das Devi on Sunday said the Karnataka government should not “succumb to the mining lobby and not allow it to call the shots”.

“No extra Constitutional body should control an elected government. No one can be powerful always”,he said without naming the Reddy brothers — the state ministers who are in the eye of a storm in the illegal mining issue.

His warning assumes significance as the BJP has been in a spot over the illegal mining issue and the Congress going all out to ‘expose’ the involvement of the Reddy brothers from Bellary in it.

To another question on the issue,Devi,speaking during the I-Day function at the RSS HQ said “BJP government should not compromise on basic (RSS) principles”.

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On BJP seeking the help of RSS during crisis,he shot back,saying,“Actually we don’t want them to come to us. They should learn governance in such a way that they do not need our advice.”

Speaking at the same event after unfurling the tricolour,the Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat said the nation had failed to realise the exact cause for the problems in Jammu and Kashmir even after so many years of Independence and warned that the unity and integrity of the country was in danger due to infiltration from across the border.

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