Wednesday, May 21, 2014

RSS must keep a hawk's eye on the government: Arun Shourie

BJP leader Arun Shourie, former minister of the NDA government is rumoured to once agian gain a prime position in Narendra Modi's cabinet. 
In a recent interview with NDTV, he spoke about the priorities and challenges of the new government that will be led by Narendra Modi. He denied rumours of being offered the post of finance minister, and said, "No one but Modi knows that and he will not fail to surprise."
In the interview, he elaborated on the role of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in the formation of the cabinet. There has been some speculation of hindu organistion's influence over the new government.  
He said, "Modi will want to succeed as a builder of modern India, not distracted by anybody The RSS inputs shall be taken at face value. Their role will be in providing general suggestions."
Defending his stand, he added, "No social group will have as much influence on policies as the government, so its best to leave it upto the government."
He goes on to say that, the RSS should take on the role of being a watchdog, to check the conduct of individuals. “RSS must keep a hawk's eye on the conduct of ministers and MLA's.”
He said RSS should be an external body meant to keep the government in line, rather than interfering in policy making.

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