On Goa political debut, Hindu Mahasabha promises boycott spree

Panaji, Feb 26 (IANS) Ahead of the 2017 Goa assembly polls, the Hindu Mahasabha has plans to woo voters with issues like rejection of Mahatma Gandhi’s principles of non-violence and satyagraha, ban on halal meat and a promise of whole range of boycotts.

It will call for boycott of anti-national TV news channels, television debates, Shobha De and Shahrukh Khan.

Speaking at the launch of the Goa unit of the Hindu Mahasabha here on Friday, on the death anniversary of Hindutva pioneer Veer Savarkar, the party’s interim president Anup Sardesai also accused the BJP of minority appeasement.

“Hindu Mahasabha is a strong believer in the Savarkar ideology of ‘Neeti and Anushashan’ (policy and discipline). This country has seen the Gandhian ideology of ‘Ahimsa and Satyagraha’ for 70 years which has resulted in the crime rate reaching alarming proportions,” Sardesai said.

He said in the name of satyagraha, anarchist and anti-social activities like ‘Bharat Bandh’, strikes and road blocks cause immense hardships to countrymen.

Sardesai also claimed that the party, whose national wing was headed by Savarkar during the-independence era, would contest in all 40 legislative assembly seats in Goa.

The party would “start a social media campaign urging people to boycott films, books, etc. of anti-national and anti-Hindu celebrities like Shobha De, Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan”.

Incidentally, Sardesai, who recently authored a book on Nathuran Godse a month ago, also credited the social media for a gradual increase in the party’s membership.

Sardesai also said that he party would campaign to make Indian languages a compulsory medium of instruction in schools and crackdown on errant schools run by minority institutions.

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