Ban on RSS is Prakash Ambedkar’s condition to join secular alliance
Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar, who is being wooed by the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party to join their alliance in Maharashtra, is demanding that the election manifesto of the secular combine promise a ban on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
This condition, more than his demand for 12 of the 48 Lok Sabha seats in the state, has resulted in a deadlock in seat-sharing negotiations between the Congress-NCP and Ambedkar’s Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh, according to sources.
The Congress and the NCP, which have almost finalised seat-sharing arrangements between themselves, have decided to allot seats to several smaller parties from their respective quotas. According to sources in the Congress and the NCP, the two are willing to accommodate Ambedkar in four seats.…
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