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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat: Caste in politics because voting is on caste

Bhagwat also said that every Indian has religious freedom, choosing which religion to follow is a personal choice, and that all Indians ultimately have the same ethics (dharma).

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: January 26, 2018 6:58 am
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RSS CHIEF Mohan Bhagwat Thursday said that politicians are compelled to resort to caste politics because votes are cast in India based on caste.

Speaking at conference on “Nationalism and Ethical Practices in Business” at the Bombay Stock Exchange, Bhagwat said, “Samaj mein ethical practices ki jitni aadat hai, utni politics mein reflect hoti hai… Udhaharan ke liye, jaat-paat ki rajneeti mujhe nahi karna, aisa mein sochke bhi jata hoon lekin samaj toh jaat-paat par vote deta hai, toh mujhe karni hi padti hai. Mujhe wahan tikna hai, tabhi toh mein parivartan laoonga… toh samaj parivartan se rajneetik vyavastha mein parivartan hota hai, ulta nahi hota. (The ethical practices of the society is reflected in the politics of the country. For example, I don’t want to use caste politics but I am compelled to use it because the society votes based on caste. If I stay in power, only then can I change the system. So if the society changes, the politics of the country will also change, not vice-versa).”

Stressing on the need to boost employment, Bhagwat said India should decentralise production, and train and educate people. While automation and technology play an important role in running a business, company owners should run their business ethically, keeping in mind the interest of workers and the country, he said.

“Any business should not just benefit the owner. It should benefit others, too, and the country. It should generate employment. I am not against technology and business owners have to look at automation and mechanisation to run a business. But they should be mindful of the welfare of the workers that run the company or are associated with the company,” he said.

On the role of government in business, Bhagwat said that if people exercise “in-built control” while using their freedom, the government’s control through regulations can be brought down gradually.

“That government is best which governs the least. We should move in that direction. Traditionally, India has been the most individualistic country where everyone has the freedom to do whatever they want, and the people of the country should take responsibility for their actions. If they do what they want keeping in mind the national interest then there is no need for government control or regulations,” he said.

Bhagwat also said that every Indian has religious freedom, choosing which religion to follow is a personal choice, and that all Indians ultimately have the same ethics (dharma). He said “luxuries and prestige” are temporary and everyone should steer clear of them without getting affected.

“If tomorrow, the government decides to remove my security, I will neither make an application against it nor demand a red-beacon car… All this is prestige, which comes and goes. Luxuries also come and go. One has to steer clear of it without being affected,” said Bhagwat.

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    bidyadhar
    Jan 26, 2018 at 12:22 pm
    राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ (RSS) और इसका कार्यकर्ताओं की भानुमति का पिटारा(Pandora's box) ....... सुबह कहेंगे, भारत मे रहने वाला हर व्यक्ति हिन्दू है, शाम को कहेंगे - भारत में हिंदुओं की जनसंख्या घट रही है। इसीप्रकार कभी कहेंगे - सभी हिन्दू हैं, कभी कहेंगे मुस्लिमो का भारतीयकरण करना है, कभी कहेंगे घरवापसी ही रास्ता है। ऐसी हास्यास्पद बात केवल दिमागी मरीज ही कर सकता है।
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    1. blackpower 666
      Jan 26, 2018 at 11:34 am
      It is clear from experience that the RSS agenda is not limited to false campaigns. RSS has always resorted to communal riots to reap political benefits, ever since its inception. They are trying to sow the seeds of hatred through repeated communal campaigns and by making false allegations against minorities. They know better than anyone else that a mere ignition will set off a massive riot in such an explosive society. Murder of Muhammad Riyas, a madrassa teacher in Madikkeri, Kasargod was an attempt by the RSS to ignite such a spark in Kerala.
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      1. blackpower 666
        Jan 26, 2018 at 11:34 am
        Three active RSS workers have been arrested in the case: Ajesh (20), Nithin (19) and Akhilesh (25). Muhammad Riyas was stabbed to death in his room adjacent to the Muhyuddin Juma Masjid at Pazhaya Churi in Madhur Panchayat. He had been teaching for the last 9 years in the Issat ul Islam Madrassa, attached to the Masjid. His murder did not take place during any confrontation or by accident. The attackers went to his house and stabbed him 28 times. Police have ascertained through investigation that religious hatred was the motive behind the murder. It has come to light that they were aiming at creating a riot by upsetting communal harmony.
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        1. blackpower 666
          Jan 26, 2018 at 11:35 am
          The history of RSS orchestrated riots is enough proof to ascertain that, this was also a heinous attempt to reap political dividends, like what was successful in UP. BJP’s victory in UP in 2014 was the after effect of the communal riots in Muzaffarnagar. Yogi Adityanath spoke the politics of cow slaughter throughout Eastern UP, this time around. By making Yogi Adityanath the Chief Minister, the RSS has accepted that it was their communal interventions that helped them to win UP.
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      2. blackpower 666
        Jan 26, 2018 at 11:32 am
        RSS Leader Boasts of Killing 2,000 Muslims in Gujarat, Wants Kerala CM Beheaded #WATCH RSS Mahanagar Prachar Pramukh of Ujjain Kundan Chandrawat says, he'll reward the person who brings him Kerala CM P.Vijayan's head s: thewire /113357/rss-behead-kerala-cm-gujarat-killed-2000-ranawat/
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        1. Freak Jesus
          Jan 26, 2018 at 11:16 am
          After massacring the entire population in the Italian town of Palestrina, Pope Boniface VIII (1294-1303) of the Roman Catholic Church indulged in ménages with a married woman and her daughter and became renowned through Rome as a shameless pedophile. He famously declared that having sesx with young boys was no more a sin than rubbing one hand against the other — which should make him the patron saint of raping christian priests today. The poet Dante reserved a place for him in the eighth circle of Hell.
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          1. Freak Jesus
            Jan 26, 2018 at 11:15 am
            After massacring the entire population in the Italian town of Palestrina, Pope Boniface VIII (1294-1303) indulged in ménages with a married woman and her daughter and became renowned through Rome as a shameless pedophile. He famously declared that having sesx with young boys was no more a sin than rubbing one hand against the other — which should make him the patron saint of rapist christian priests today. The poet Dante reserved a place for him in the eighth circle of Hell.
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