Velingkar-backed outfit launches new political party
Panaji, Oct 2 (IANS) A regional languages front backed by rebel RSS leader Subhash Velingkar announced the formation of a new political party on Sunday, with its spokesperson Uday Bhembre claiming the new outfit will take on the BJP government over its failure to deliver electoral promises and tackle corruption.
Speaking to the media after launching the Goa Suraksha Manch, Bhembre said academician Anand Shirodkar will head the new political party, which is expected to contest the upcoming polls in alliance with the Shiv Sena.
“Our objective is to defeat the BJP-led alliance government which has betrayed promises made to people on the regional languages issue. The tenure of this government has been marked with corruption, U-turns and inefficiency,” Bhembre said.
Velingkar was sacked as the Goa vibhag pramukh of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh following his constant criticism of the BJP-led government in the state, especially Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, for what he claims is the betrayal of a promise made to stop government grants to English medium primary schools, most of which are run by a society operated by the influential Roman Catholic Church in Goa.
The now former RSS leader is the co-convenor of the regional language front, Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch, which has been leading the attack against the BJP and Parrikar over the medium of instruction issue, which has been simmering for years now.