RSS leader clarifies controversial remarks on BJP’s Lok Sabha performance

| Updated: 15 June, 2024 7:16 pm IST
Indresh Kumar, the RSS leader, has attempted to clarify his statements after passing critical remarks.

NEW DELHI: Indresh Kumar, the RSS leader, has attempted to clarify his statements after passing critical remarks about the BJP’s performance in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. He subsequently changed his views, claiming that the election results show the success of those who honour Lord Ram and the defeat of those who reject him.

On June 14, Kumar ignited a debate during his speech at the ‘Ramrath Ayodhya Yatra Darshan Poojan Samaroh’ near Jaipur. There he said that “The party, which did the bhakti (devotion) of Lord Ram but became arrogant, was stopped at 241 but it was made the biggest party.” This remark was taken as a reference to the Narendra Modi-led BJP, which secured 240 seats in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, according to media sources.

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In a further statement he added that those who lacked faith in Lord Ram were collectively limited to 234 seats, seemingly alluding to the opposition INDIA bloc. He clarified his stance by stating, “The mood of the country is very clear at present. Those who opposed Lord Ram are not in power; those who set the goal to respect Lord Ram are in power, and the government has been formed for the third time under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”

Previously, without naming any leader or party he has passed a statement indirectly calling BJP leaders developing arrogance. He said that the Lok Sabha election results served as a reality check for the “overconfident” BJP workers and leaders, who had been complacent and basking in the reflected glory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aura.

Following his remarks on the BJP’s performance, Kumar sought to clarify his position. He reiterated that the country’s current political atmosphere clearly favors those who honor Lord Ram. This clarification came after his initial comments suggested that the BJP, having become arrogant, was limited to 241 seats by Lord Ram’s will.

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