New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is in no mood to pose troubles for the BJP, which has been condemned by political parties across the spectrum for lapping up tainted Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ex-minister Babu Singh Kushwaha.

The RSS, which supported Team Anna in their fight against corruption, has kept itself away from Kushwaha row, which is a clear indication that when it comes to votebank politics in Uttar Pradesh, the RSS always throws its weight behind the BJP.

Kushwaha, who has been accused of siphoning off National rural Health Mission (NRHM) funds, was earlier this month inducted into the BJP. While few BJP leaders took exception to the induction of the tainted ex-BSP minister, the RSS refused to make any comment on the issue.

Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh, Manmohan Vaidya skirted from the issue during an interaction with the press. However, he said that going by the political calculations, sometimes the party has to take such steps.

While trying to defend party’s decision, Vaidya said that the allegations imposed on Kushwaha have not yet been proved.

If  sources are to be believed, the RSS is of the opinion that the losses incurred by the party in Kushwaha case cannot be compensated but the saffron party must not lose this opportunity to reap electoral benefits from the incidence.

JPN/Bureau