The masterstroke of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in terming Bada Deo, the tribal deity for centuries, as incarnation of Lord Shiva, has taken the Gondwana Gantantra Party by surprise.
The GGP has become quite strong in tribal dominated areas in Madhya Pradesh and the party has been resisting Saffron brigade. The GGP is also trying to keep the tribals away from BJP-RSS and their outfits that try to Hindu-ise the tribal populace.The Gondwana Ganatantra party workers also urge tribals to remove Hindu idols from their homes and desist them from keeping Ramayana in the house.
But the party has received a jolt with RSS consecrating the tribal deity in Dindori where a big function was held to mark the occasion. Bada Dev was termed as the avatar of Shiva. The aim is clear to everybody. RSS wants all Gonds in Hindu fold. Swami Akhileshwaranand Giri of RSS claimed that the deity was Lord Madhveshar according to Hindu scriptures.
The event was held to mark the birth centenary of MS Golwalkar. MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was present along with KS Sudarshan. RSS' Vanvasi Kalyan Kendra is campaigning to keep missionaries away from tirbals. The Gondwana party's influence has worried both Congerss and BJP as it had not only won a few seats but affected their fortunes in a dozen other assembly seats.
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