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RSS doesn’t want to be another power centre’

January 20, 2020 05:28 AM

COURTESY HT JAN 20

Press Trust of India

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Bareilly : Stressing that the Rashtraiya Swayamsevak Sangh, the ideological parent of the Bharatiya Janata Party, follows the Constitution, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said the organization believes in the Constitution and does not want to change the country’s power centre.

He was addressing a gathering at Rohilkhand University on ‘Bharat ka Bhavishya: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh kaa Drishtikon’ in UP’s Bareilly.

“The Sangh follows the Constitution of India. It does not have any agenda and it does not want to become another power centre. A number of misconceptions about the RSS are being spread, and they can be cleared only when it is understood from close quarters. The Sangh does not have any remote control and it does not want that anyone should function according to it,” he said. Bhagwat. When RSS workers say that there are 130 crore Hindus in this country, then it does not mean that they want to change anyone’s religion, caste or language, he said.

The RSS chief said that they did not want any power centre apart from the Constitution in which they had faith, and added that people should build India in a united manner despite the diversity of caste, community and region.

“A handful of people used to come and used to make us slaves. This used to happen because of our shortcomings. Whenever we have forgotten ‘Hindu bhaav’ (Hindu spirit), problems have come,” Bhagwat said.

“We do not believe in Ram-Krishna, no issues. But despite all these diversities, we all are Hindus. Those whose ancestors were Hindu, they are Hindu still today. We are one as far as our culture is concerned. We were one in the past as well. Here, there are 130 crore Hindus because you are the child of Bharat Mata,” he said.

On his earlier remarks in Moradabad about the implementation of two-child policy, the RSS chief said, “Due to misunderstanding, some people are saying that the Sangh wants to restrict families to two children. We are of the view that the government should make a policy on it after deliberation. The policy should be made after getting consent from all sections of the society.”

His comments have drawn criticism from AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi, who has attacked the National Democratic Alliance government for failing to address the problem employment,

The Hyderabad MP said, “RSS Mohan Bhagwat says to make two children policy. They failed to provide employment to anyone in last five-and-half-years. Now RSS people are talking of making two-child policy.”

 

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