NEW DELHI: The nationwide stir and the ensuing violence against the Supreme Court order on SC/ST Atrocities Act on Monday apparently forced the BJP chief Amit Shah to reschedule his Karnataka campaign, even as the RSS asserted that the outfit had no role in “the dilution of provisions in the law”.
Shah was scheduled to hold a roadshow from Sangoli Rayanna Circle to Shoonya Sampadana Mutt, Belagavi in Karnataka on Monday. However, sources in the BJP said that the party chief postponed his programme in the poll-bound state in the wake of the Bharat Bandh called by SC/ST groups. Shah will now address an OBC convention in the poll-bound state on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the RSS joint general secretary Bhaiyaji Joshi issued a statement, while asserting that the “misinformation campaign linking the RSS to the Supreme Court order is false”. In his statement, Joshi stressed that the RSS supports strong provisions of the law to protect the interests of the SCs/STs.