Day after, RSS reality check: leaders always there, this time people wanted change

Bhagwat also emphasised the need to inculcate spiritualism to protect country’s culture and traditions.

By: Express News Service | Bhubaneswar | Updated: August 11, 2014 10:41 am
Some giving credit to party, others to some individuals, says Mohan Bhagwat. (Source: Express Photo by Bhupendra Rana) Some giving credit to party, others to some individuals, says Mohan Bhagwat. (Source: Express Photo by Bhupendra Rana)

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed BJP president Amit Shah as the “man of the match” at the BJP national council meeting in New Delhi, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Sunday that the BJP won the Lok Sabha elections because people wanted change, and not because of its leaders.

“Some people are giving credit to the party while others are giving credit to some individuals for the victory. But the organisation and the party were there earlier too, and so were the individuals. What happened then? It is the people who wanted change during the elections, who brought the party to power,” said Bhagwat, addressing a function here on Sunday.

He, however, refrained from taking any names.

Bhagwat also emphasised the need to inculcate spiritualism to protect the country’s culture and traditions. “An honest interrogation of the role of tradition in our rapidly changing lives is the need of the hour. We should take a pledge to protect our tradition and start a new life over the foundation of the old tradition,” he said.

Addressing the BJP meeting on Saturday, Modi had praised “captain” Rajnath Singh, and “man of the match” Amit Shah for the BJP’s Lok Sabha victory.

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    Arvind Khopkar
    Aug 11, 2014 at 2:20 pm
    bhagwatji at least think about new progressive India,why you are jeleous to Modi/Shah,Yes Bhartiya public were fed up with corruption and were interested for change,but searching for able leader who can bring this country on proper track,Mr MODI'S impressive ,convincing speech for vikas and Mr Shah's straneous effort in UP attracted the public and they cast their vote to BJP,Today ,BJP got full majority is due to these two people,anyother BJP P.M candidate including you could have not figure of 282 L.S seat. Instead of calling all as Hindu ,why not call BHARTIYA
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      M D Pai
      Aug 11, 2014 at 10:39 am
      There are many people like Mr.Bhagwat who want to be in the news.Every political opponents know that BJP won the Lok Sabha election because of Mr.Modi.Even TDP in Andhra Pradesh, Shiv Sena in Maharastra had acknowledged that their win was because of Mr.Modi.Even I gave my vote to BJP only for Modi.Mr Bhagwat should stop making such nonsense statement and allow Mr.Modi to do his work.
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        naidu kare
        Aug 11, 2014 at 9:57 am
        there goes the myth of shri modi ji. the people wanted to have a change and the same people will want another change if they find they dont get what they want. This is truly democracy and I appreciate Mr.Bhawat for his straightforward comment
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          sacchadesi
          Aug 11, 2014 at 10:47 am
          That's 100% correct!
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            trishanku
            Aug 12, 2014 at 4:58 am
            You are on the dot. I don't know why such "friends" are bent upon embarring the new government.
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