CARELESS TRUMP’S WORLD WHISPERS PG 18
Sanjay Joshi is an RSS pracharak with considerable clout. Despite
incurring the wrath of Narendra Modi, he retains support within the BJP. Some even talk of a ‘Joshi faction’ opposed to the all-powerful prime minister. Such gossip has reared its head because of controversial comments by senior RSS leader Manmohan Vaidya opposing castebased reservations. The Sangh clarified that the remarks referred to Muslim reservations, but that hasn’t stopped tongues wagging. Vaidya is considered close to the Nagpur-based Joshi and his supporters, who have long mistrusted Modi’s political ambitions. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat continues to play referee.