The BJP government has a declared agenda for cleaning River Ganga. It also has a union ministry for it. But the government is not going to make headway in its Clean Ganga plan if it is to ally itself with the outmoded beliefs of sadhus. The remains of Swami Kashikananda Giri Maharaj were submerged into the river yesterday. Maybe his followers want posterity to remember him as someone who purified people’s souls during his life, and poisoned their water after his death!