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Twist In A Tryst

What prompted the RSS chief to meet Dr Jagjit Singh Chauhan?

Twist In A Tryst
Jitender Gupta
Twist In A Tryst
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At the height of militancy in Punjab, the rss was one of the sternest critics of the Khalistan movement. Yet today the self-styled Khalistani leader, Dr Jagjit Singh Chauhan, was all praise for the Sangh's concept of a Hindu rashtra after a secret meeting with rss chief K.S. Sudershan. The meeting was held in Delhi last week following the firebrand secessionist leader's return to India after a long exile in London.

The Chauhan-Sudershan tryst has left many in the Sangh parivar unhappy. Acharya Giriraj Kishore, acting vhp vice-president, is one among those who have not taken kindly to the meeting. "The credentials of the man (Dr Chauhan) are known. His hands are soaked in blood. I don't think Sudershan should have talked to him," he told Outlook. It isn't the first time that the acharya has candidly expressed his differences with the rss supremo. Sudershan had incurred his wrath earlier when he had propounded the theory that it wasn't the kar sevaks who demolished the Babri masjid but a dynamite explosion.

Surprisingly, the self-appointed president of Khalistan and the...
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