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THE new year of the Hindu calendar, Chaitra Shukladi Vikram Samvat 2073, begins on April 8. This New Year is very important for the ruling BJP and RSS dispensation and its leadership. Everybody is looking for the announcement of some tactical move by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, a Konkanstha Brahmin. Top RSS leaders are meeting at Nagaur in Rajasthan before the festival of Holi. Generally, no news emerges out from RSS meets unless they want it to. However, sources disclosed that the milieu within the RSS is not very enthusiastic about the recent developments. There is intense internal debate on the way the BJP and the government are being run. But sources also indicate that Bhagwat is in no mood to disturb the applecart. In private conversation with senior leaders, he has stated that till September 2016, the RSS is in wait and watch mode. Other top-ranking RSS leaders don’t agree with the chief and are suggesting the need for a Plan B in case the present set-up does not yield the desired results. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is, meanwhile, undeterred by all these developments as there is no one in the hierarchy who can fill his shoes and, second, he directly talks to the RSS chief. Let’s all wait and watch.

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