New Delhi : Union Telecom minister Kapil Sibal, on Digvijay Singh’s insistence, has convened a meeting with internet service providers and websites on December 30. On the agenda is to tell them to stop the RSS feed immediately.
“Digvijay ji believes there is a need to purge the system of the word `RSS’. So I have decided to begin with the web. I think there will be zero loss to their reach if they remove RSS,” said Sibal.
Union Information and Broadcasting minister Ambika Soni has issued directions to Prasar Bharti to blacklist RSS from news bulletins, unless it is a story about Digvijay Singh calling the RSS deshdrohi and Anna Hazare an RSS agent. Parliamentary affairs ministry has directed that there will be no more references to Rajya Sabha Secretariat as RSS in internal correspondence.
The ministry is also examining if a software can detect whenever any anchor or reporter of private TV channels utters the word RSS and it can be immediately beeped. Which means a sentence like `The RSS has clarified that while the RSS is in principle supportive of Anna’s campaign, RSS has not given any instructions to RSS karyakartas’ will sound like this on air : `The Beep has clarified that while the Beep is in principle supportive of Anna’s campaign, Beep has not given any instructions to Beep karyakartas’.
The RSS has condemned these Emergency-like measures and has launched a website `knickerpehno.com’. The plan is that on December 29, people all over India will wear khaki knickers to show their support to the RSS. Nitin Gadkari has also asked all BJP male MPs to wear knickers in Parliament on the last day of the discussion on the Lokpal Bill.
But not everyone is happy with the decision to wear knickers in the Delhi winter. Shatrughan Sinha has asked Gadkari if he can wear woollen tracks instead. The Congress has ridiculed the knicker drive, calling it BJP’s `India Shivering campaign’. Party spokesperson Manish Tewari said, this is proof that the BJP is shivering from head to toe.
(pic courtesy : www.rsschennai.blogspot.com)