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Sangh Parivar’s dilemma over reviving Ram temple issue
Senior VHP leaders Pravin Togadia and Ashok Singhal brought their long- standing rivalry into the planning of Chaurasi Kos Parikrama and openly blamed each other for the poor turnout of devotees. BJP leaders claim they did not know about the proposed parikrama and when it was planned by VHP with RSS support. RSS kept BJP in the dark to prevent any opposition to it. While some leaders like Rajnath Singh and M. Venkaiah Naidu approved of the
parikrama, others such as L. K. Advani, Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj were distinctly uncomfortable.