While I am newly joined member, I have been following Bharat Rakshak since early 1990s when I was in college. Just wanted to share this with the folks here.
How Modi destroyed the hold of Pravin Togadia and VHP on BJP and his selection in past 15 days.
This is a narration of the editorial in DeshGujarat (it is written in Gujarati and the link is here: http://g.deshgujarat.com/2013/04/27/edi ... ide-yatra/
In Haridwar, during Bab Ramdev's opening of the new facility, no one can tell Narendra Modi was not a Sadhu. He is a Sadhu his whole life.
In Kolkata, when he met the Math sanyasis, the Pramukh Sanyasi there remembered that Narendra Modi had come to him when he was young and wanted to be a sadhu. He was told no, first go and finish his education and then come back. he came back after education, but was denied again to become a sadhu. He was only told that he can keep the beard as a Sadhu.
Morari Bapu (for those that don't know him, he is an ardent follower of Ram and has done thousands of Ram Kathas all over India and world) has called him a Bavo (or Sadhu in true life).
Even though he is a chief minister of the state of Gujarat, in the past few years, he has become an ambassador of Gujarat. Everywhere he goes, he talks about Gujarat. In the past few months, he has changed to talk about Hindu Sanskriti and has become an ambassador for Hinduism.
Think about this -- Wherever he has gone in the past 15 days.... be it Belur Matth, Kolkata, Haridwar....TV Channels, News media, Twitter, facebook are following him everywhere.
In Kerala, when he went there, it became a national news..put the Matth in national TV media news. He told the world what the Matth does for India (not just the Christian schools teach good ,,,,but Hindu schools are much better but they dont receive as much marketing.....which changed with Modi being there).
In Uttarakhand, Modi sits between few sadhus....Baba Ramdev has been under constant attack by Church, Paid Media, and Congress...To paint Hindu Sadhus as Corrupt and decrepit is a fashion of media today. During this time, Modi goes there and sits with them for 5 hours and backs up Baba Ramdev to the hilt. Shows the respect that a Hindu should show to a Sadhu like Baba Ramdev (who has done tremendous amount of work for India and Hindus all around the world).
Media did not have a choice but to cover this even for 5 hours as Modi was there. Same was in Kerala, they had to cover the even for Modi's sake. That actually brought prestige and fame to Kerala Mattha. It brought attention to them.
Today people know that Hindu Matths and schools provide just as much if not better education because of that coverage they received.
In Friday's program, all the individual sadhus from everywhere, endorsed Modi on their own.
Morari Bapu Endorsed him
Ramesh Oza Endorsed him
Dwarkeshlalji Endorsed him
Swaminarayan Panth endorsed him
Bab Ramdev endorsed him
English speaking Sadhu (don't know his name) endorsed him
Kerala Matth had endorsed him
Sharanjandji endorsed him
Pranav Bhai Pandya endorsed him........
This proved one thing - Modi no longer needs approval from likes of Praveen Togadia and VHP. All individual Sants and Sadhus of Hinduism are supporting him separately, out of the confines of VHP and Bajarang Dal.