Yogi-RSS discuss Hindutva elements at coordination meet

Lucknow: Senior RSS and BJP functionaries have emphasised  the need for a better coordination between the party, RSS and the UP government. At the BJP-RSS-Yogi Adityanath government meeting here on Monday, the recent incidents of attacks on the BJP-RSS workers in some Uttar Pradesh districts were also discussed.

Cases involving extreme Hindutva elements were also discussed. The Agra incident, where Hindutva activists had allegedly beaten some cops was discussed in detail. Need to reign in such elements was emphasised  to prevent tarnishing of party image in view of upcoming civic polls and 2019 Lok Sabha elections, sources said.

At the first such  coordination meeting after Adityanath assumed charge as UP CM, the RSS and BJP functionaries also deliberated on ensuring better synergy among the government, the party and the various off-shoots of the ‘Sangh parivar’. Attacks on RSS and BJP workers in Saharanpur, Basti and Mathura  were alos discussed.

 BJP leaders Om Mathur, Ramlal, senior RSS office bearers including Joint General Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale, Dr Krishna Gopal (who co-ordinates with BJP) and ‘pracharaks’ Alok and Shiv Narayan were present in the meeting.Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma also attended the meeting.

Names of RSS and BJP office bearers who could be appointed to the various posts of chairman of corporations and commissions, the proposed Bundelkhand Vikas Board and Purvanchal Vikas Board, were also discussed, it is learnt. 

Deliberations were also held on revamping of UP unit of the BJP keeping in mind the upcoming civic body polls in the state where the ruling party will be faced with the challenge of retaining its grip over the electorate.