According to sources, after the three-day Sammelan, a draft declaration on the gurukul system will be submitted to the government.
BJP chief Amit Shah and the top new leadership of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) engaged in prolonged and intense deliberations with Sarsanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat and Sarkaryawah Bhaiyyaji Joshi.
Mohan Bhagwat said that economic policy must focus on increasing employment, rein in spiraling costs, increase production and exports and reduce imports. Bhagwat added that a completely cashless economy would not be possible in the Indian context.
“Divisive forces that are creating a divide in the society” is among the issues to be discussed in the meeting, said RSS Joint General Secretary Manmohan Vaidya, while speaking to mediapersons at the RSS office in Pune on Monday.
On Indian economy’s dependence on agriculture, the RSS chief suggested it is time to diversify. Some people say that India is agriculture-dependent economy and now it’s time to take up other things as well, he said.
Citing the example of freedom fighters like Chandrashekhar Azad who “showed bravery with their weapons”, Bhagwat said that “there are people in this country who say that they were terrorists. This is unfortunate…”
While agreeing that change could not be ushered suddenly, as it would require language training and new software, Bhagwat said one could simply start by switching to their mother tongue while signing.
“They are useful instruments and should be used as per their utility. While doing so we should also understand their limitations and side-effects as well. They can make you egoist and self-centric,” said Bhagwat.
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The topic of discussion during the four-hour long meeting could not be known as the BJP president did not field questions from the media once he came out of the RSS headquarters.
He was speaking on the occasion of 25th Swayamsevak Samagam, called Rashtryoday. The assembly was touted as the biggest gathering of RSS workers in recent years with close to three lakh registrations.
Mohan Bhagwat will address local Sangh representatives from eastern UP with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on February 18.
Mayawati said that at a time when the Army is facing different types of challenges, the statement made by the RSS chief lowers the morale of the force
We need only to look to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel for inspiration on how to tackle this threat. He would combine his faith in a plural democracy with his resolute commitment to the enforcement of the writ of the state.
Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien slammed MoS (Home) Kiren Rijiju for defending the RSS chief. He claimed that the Minister of State has become the “Minister of Sangh”.