Monday, January 25, 2010

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    • Was Varun Gandhi-the firebrand speaker of the BJP prevented by the BJP High Command from visiting Mangalore on Sunday for the Hindu Samajotsava?  Indicators say affirmative'

      Varun Gandhi is known for his fiery speeches and he got himself entangled into a legal battle with the central government after he made intimidating' statements at a rally in Uttar Pradesh a year back, which had backlashed the BJP in the elections to the Lok Sabha in 2008.

      Organizers of the Samajotsva say that the BJP state leadership was unhappy about the news of Mr. Gandhi arriving for Samajotsava in Mangalore. The home ministry of Karnataka had also told the BJP high command about the shocks that Mangalore will give in case of Mr.Gandhi's presence at the Samjotsava.

      Sources in the home ministry told Mangalorean.Com that even the police were apprehensive about his visit; it appears that the top police officials and intelligence officials had advised the ministry against his visit.

    • The BJP wanted no trouble in the state at this point of time, when the first BJP ruled government in the south was just recovering from a series of shocks after the Reddy brothers, Eshwarappa, Shobha Karandlaje and Renukacharya episode, the BJP's image in the state had taken a severe beating in the past few months and we do not want another episode that will enable the opposition to unleash yet another tirade of criticism, said a source from the party.

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