RSS desperate to promote their agenda before BJP runs out of power: CPI

New Delhi: Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja on Thursday alleged the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is desperate to promote their agenda before the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) runs out of power.The CPI leader also criticised RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat`s recent remark on the Ram temple.

“The RSS thinks that it is an extra constitutional authority and should not assume the role of an authority which can dictate to the government. RSS is desperate and thinks BJP Government is becoming unpopular, the time is running out and as long as they are in power they are trying to promote their agenda,” Raja told ANI. Bhagwat had on Wednesday said he hopes that the proposed Ram temple will be built at Ayodhya in his lifetime.

“The temple will be built within my lifetime. May be, we will see it with our own eyes. None can say when and how the temple will be constructed, but we need to be prepared and ready,” Bhagwat said while addressing a programme in Kolkata to pay tributes to brothers Ram Kothari and Sharad Kothari who were killed in police firing while performing the kar seva at Ayodhya in 1990.

“We need to plan it carefully. A good mix of `josh` (passion) and `hosh` (sanity) is needed to complete the work which Ram and Sharad had initiated,” he added.