China’s ghost

China's ghost

Both Sangh Parivar journals discuss the resolutions passed at the RSS Karyakari Mandal meeting in Chennai earlier this month. One of the resolutions concerned the recent violence in Assam, which called upon the government to "boot out infiltrators". The second resolution reflected the Sangh Parivar's caution against "Chinese shenanigans".

The 50th anniversary of the 1962 War provoked the RSS to take up a resolution on China. The resolution expressed its "regret" that "the government is engaged only in legalising the LAC in the name of border talks" with China. Terming it "unfortunate" that governments have "refused to declassify key documents like the Henderson Brooks-P.S. Bhagat report", the resolution demanded the report be immediately declassified.

Referring to China's strategic upgrade of its infrastructure along its border with India, the resolution reminded the government about "the enhanced threats from the aggressive manoeuvres of China" and demanded that the government should "invest adequately in border management and security preparedness" to thwart future threats. "It (government) should learn the lessons from the 1962 experience and give highest priority to developing a comprehensive national security policy vis-a-vis China," the resolution concluded.

Vortex of scandals

Organiser reported the allegations levelled by Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, regarding their business deals with the company that owned the now-defunct National Herald newspaper. Allegations against BJP president Nitin Gadkari, however, did not appear.

The cover story in Organiser claims that the "greedy Sonia parivar in the vortex of scandals" has been revealed. It declares that the Congress "party fund (was) siphoned off to grab defunct National Herald property". Another report explains "why Robert Vadra's shenanigans are perfect for a full-fledged investigation".

Lauding Swamy for striking at "the heart of the Congress empire", the report criticises the Congress, pointing out that Rahul Gandhi's "bluster" to take legal action against Swamy remained a non-starter because "despite huffing and puffing, the Congress has not yet dared to sue Swamy".

"Off course it would only be wishful thinking that the Congress-led UPA government would initiate any probe into the matter. No probe was initiated against Sonia's son-in-law, Robert Vadra for his dubious deals with DLF," says Organiser.

Walmart Hand

The Congress rally in Delhi's Ramlila Maidan has come in for criticism from Organiser. Its editorial, "Congress has haath, Walmart ke saath", sought to paint the party in a poor light by highlighting that it organised the rally "to drum up support for Walmart, Carrefour and Tesco from the very spot where Gandhiji had given several calls to oust the foreigners".

The editorial was also critical of Rahul Gandhi for demanding the BJP's support for FDI in retail in "exchange for the support Congress extended to the BJP during the Kargil war". The editorial says "Rahul Gandhi spoke with a dynastic proprietorial slant in his voice" and his demand for the BJP's support on FDI in retail was "immature".

Compiled by Ravish Tiwari

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