The Bharatiya Janata Party’s opinions and the RSS’s opinions often go hand in hand, with the BJP reflecting the RSS’s ideologies. However, this is not the case with the YSRCP government in Andhra Pradesh, as the Jagan government continues to get support from the BJP, while the RSS criticizes the AP government at every chance it gets.
Religious conversions have increased in AP over the past two years, with people belonging to the Dalit community being said to be converted very rapidly, to Christianity. The most common belief is that the AP government is behind this, which is why it is said that no action is taken against those who are responsible for the conversion, despite several complaints being lodged.
The RSS has a magazine called The Organizer, and in the latest issue of the magazine, Jagan has been named directly as the person responsible for all the conversions in AP. It even stated that the government got RRR arrested for stating this fact and that the President and Prime Minister would be next. In the past too, the Organizer compared Jagan’s rule to that of Tughlaqi rule, calling him “Tughlaqi Jagan”. Jagan has, and does criticizes the members of the BJP very often, but proclaims to be an admirer of PM Modi. Despite all of this criticism, which the AP government is very happily ignoring, the BJP continues to support the Jagan government, which is said to be working in his favour.