BJP holds classes for MLAs and defectors from Congress on RSS ideology 

A residential training programme was made mandatory for all BJP legislators including ministers who stayed at Ram Tirath Nagar which sprung up in an ashram for the purpose

NH Photo by SMA Kazmi
NH Photo by SMA Kazmi

SMA Kazmi

The entire ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislature party including ministers and legislators of Uttarakhand particularly those who defected from Congress have been given the dose of RSS and BJP ideology at a two day residential workshop which concluded in Dehradun on Friday.

The two-day training workshop which was conducted at the Ramthirth ashram located on the outskirts of the city on the Dehradun- Mussoorie road aimed at inculcating the Hinuditva agenda amongst the law makers. The residential training programme was compulsory for all the legislators including the ministers who stayed in the Ram Tirath Nagar which sprung up in an ashram for the purpose. Only Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat was exempted from staying in the camp while Tourism Minister Satpal maharaj was absent since he was on an overseas tour.

Senior BJP and RSS functionaries including party general secretaries Kailash Vijayvargiya, Shyam Jaju, Ram Madhav, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma and Shiv Prakash from RSS delivered sermons on the ideologies of the RSS and the BJP.

BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya who played a stellar role in the defection of ten Congress party legislators in March 2016 to BJP with an aim to topple the then Congress state government headed by Harish Rawat was the star speaker.

Although nobody was allowed inside the venue, according to sources, Kailash Vijavargiya focused on those legislators who came from Congress. Out of total ten BJP ministers, five have Congress background while some other legislators are also from Congress. It was learnt that he had a one to one interaction with such legislators and tried to drill the RSS ideology in them.

Interestingly, two senior BJP leaders who had come from Congress attended the camp with their siblings. Former Congress Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna and his son Saurabh Bahuguna, MLA from Sitarganj, Uttarakhand Minister Yashpal Arya and his son Sanjeev Arya also attended the camp.

Meanwhile, BJP leaders claimed that the camp was to train the legislators in ideology as well as parliamentary practices and good governance

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