A vocal critic of the sangh and BJP, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said RSS was not prepared to “recognise” that India was a multi-lingual, multi-cultural nation.
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To the question on use of Chinese goods, he said Swadeshi means to use items and products that are made in small and cottage industries. “Using Swadeshi products generates employment. Using Swadeshi items manifest a sense of pride within,” he said.
A J Ekka, chairman of the All Churches Committee, said, “The rally has been postponed. I am not quite sure of the reason. But, we have been informed that it will be held at a later date.”
The BJP and the RSS have accused the Mamata Banerjee government of “autocratic” and “undemocratic” rule. Netaji Indoor Stadium authorities, however, had cited that the venue was unavailable till Durga Puja.
A local social activist moved the Nagpur bench of Bombay HC, seeking restraint on Nagpur Municipal Corporation regarding the latter’s plan to spend Rs 1.37 crore for the development of Smruti Mandir premises of the RSS.
RSS ideologue Dinanath’s Batra had earlier demanded to remove Pash’s poem from the syllabus of text books.
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Given the fact that the GST Council has so far worked on the convention of consensus, the two Congress-ruled state representatives’ stance has left many wondering whether the Opposition party parachuted them to Delhi with partisan motives.
“If the RSS starts killing, there would not be a tribe of writers. When you write against the RSS, the Sangh Parivar have the sense to understand that the RSS is growing,” Kerala Hindu Aikya Vedi state president K P Sasikala said.
“In our society, ‘dharma’ was placed highest as it stands on the pillars of truth, unlike in the Western society which believed that the king is supreme and could do no wrong”, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said.
Three decades after Punjabi poet Pash wrote “Sabh Ton Khatarnaak (The most Dangerous),” his friends and admirers have decided to launch it as a stand-alone poster to counter efforts by an RSS ideologue to have it removed from the NCERT syllabus.
Over the past several years, several RSS affiliates have repeatedly criticised the Macaulay education system — derived from the name of Thomas Babington Macaulay, who was instrumental in introduction of English as the medium of instruction for higher education in British India.
The comments come in the wake of accusations from some quarters that the Sangh Parivar was behind Lankesh’s murder.
Reacting to the comments, CM Siddaramaiah said, “What does it mean? Does it not indicate that they are behind it?”