Manoranjana’s antics at the saffron camp

November 05 2013

Manoranjana Singh’s name attracted headlines first when she married Congress heavyweight Mangat Singh, a minister from the north-east who was considered to be close to Narsimha Rao. With time, she became the chairperson of NE Television owned by Mangat Singh. When the Sharada Chitfund scam in West Bengal got attention, Manoranjana Singh’s name cropped up here, too. After issues with her husband for many years, Manoranjana has carved out a path for herself and now wants to enter the arena of active politics. She wants to contests the elections from Tejpur or Silchar in Assam from the BJP’s ticket. For the past few days, she is said to have come close to former BJP President Nitin Gadkari. Manoranjana’s ties with the Sangh go back a long way because her father K N Gupta was an efficient and  able journalist who believed in the Sangh philosophy. He edited Motherland, considered to the Sangh’s mouthpiece, for a long time. Yet, a few days ago, people were nothing less than shocked when they saw Manoranjana Singh share the stage with the likes of Sangh head Mohan Bhagwat and BJP’s Gadkari in Nagpur. If a woman is seen in a Sangh programme, sharing centrestage with the Sangh head and former BJP president, you can imagine the extent of her influence.

  1. sudeep singla Says:

    I always read your column in punjab kesri. Very informative.

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