New Delhi: Congress senior leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram on Sunday said that it is nothing wrong if the party has promised to disallow right-wing shakhas in the government offices. Talking to reporters, he said, “RSS is a political organisation. If Congress party in MP in their manifesto has said it will put an end to this practice, I see nothing wrong with that. Governments servants as long as they are working in govt shouldn’t openly associate with a political party.”
The grand-old party on Saturday released its manifesto for Madhya Pradesh ahead of the state Assembly Elections 2018. In the manifesto, the party has promised that if it is voted to power in Madhya Pradesh, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) shakhas would not be allowed in government buildings and premises.
The poll manifesto also said that the earlier order which allowed government employees to attend RSS shakhas will also be revoked.
Reacting sharply on the grand-old party manifesto, BJP leader Sambit Patra said the opposition party has one motto these days that is neither they will let temple be constructed nor they will let Shakhas work.
Releasing its manifesto for the November 28 Assembly polls, the main opposition party also promised a slew of benefits for other sections of the society in the state where it is making a renewed bid to dislodge the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from power and write off farm loans of up to Rs 2 lakh.
The Rahul Gandhi-led party, out of power in Madhya Pradesh since 2003. The BJP and the Congress will face head-on in Madhya Pradesh which has 230 Vidhan Sabha seats. The BJP is in power in Madhya Pradesh for three consecutive terms.
The voting is scheduled to be held on November 28. The results will be announced on December 11. The tenure of the Madhya Pradesh expires on January 7, 2019. The BJP is in power in Madhya Pradesh with 166 seats in the House.