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Sangh Pari­var’s dilemma over re­viv­ing Ram tem­ple is­sue

India Today - - NATION -

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.

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