"Issues like the Ram temple, Article 370 and Common Civil Code were not on the original agenda when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister. BJP had then floated the national agenda for governance which did not contain these issues. Now BJP moving away from that position shows RSS has taken over. So, it is nothing but the RSS agenda which has been put in the BJP manifesto. RSS is dictating what BJP should do," CPI national secretary D Raja said.
Observing that Narendra Modi was RSS nominee and not of BJP, he claimed that the BJP was "going through an ideological and organizational crisis with RSS taking over. One can presume that this was one of the reasons for the delay in bringing out the manifesto."
On economic and foreign policies, Raja said that it showed BJP was no different from Congress. "It is on the same plank of supporting big business, corporates and international finance capital," he said.


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