Bhagwat said that women did not want to enter the Sabarimala temple despite the Supreme Court order lifting age restrictions, and that is why women were brought from Sri Lanka and made to enter through the back door.
The session, though dubbed routine by the RSS, is expected to offer a "broad guideline" to reconcile the VHP's "Hindus cannot wait for eternity for Ram temple" line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent assertion on the Ayodhya issue
While intelligence agencies have cited heightened security risk to Bhagwat, officials at North Block said they were still evaluating these reports and a decision on Bhagwat’s security would be taken soon.
BJP MLAs who took the dais before Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived for Saturday’s rally in Mandsaur spoke about the proposed ban on RSS in government offices. Malwa and Nimad region, comprising 15 districts, account for 66 out of 230 seats in MP.
RSS sahsarkaryavah Manmohan Vaidya said, “The Ram Mandir is not a matter of Hindu or Muslim. It is neither a matter of Mandir and Masjid. The Ram Temple in Ayodhya is about national identity (asmita) and national pride.”
After the meeting, RSS Sah-Sarkaryavaha Krishna Gopal denied any discussion about Ram Temple, but sources said a functionary from an affiliated organisation had raised the issue, saying the temple should be built as soon as possible.
Is the Ayodhya mobilisation now as powerful and potent as it was in 1992? Are there law and order concerns for the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government, both now ruled by the BJP? And most importantly, is it fair to compare 2018 to 1992?