July 12, 2016 4:28:12 am
A week-long annual meeting of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s regional pracharaks began Monday in Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, which goes to polls early next year. The Sangh, however, denied that the meeting has anything to do with the polls and termed it a routine affair.
“The RSS begins its new session of activities from July every year. This time, Kanpur has been chosen as venue for the meeting to decide the programme and various activities of the organizations. This is a routine affair meant to review the past work and plan for future,” RSS’s All India Prachar Pramukh, Manmohan Vaidya, said.
The meeting is being attended by pracharaks from all 44 prants and 11 kshetras across the country. “Log Sangh me bahut adhik ruchi dikha rahe hain (People are taking a lot of interest in Sangh’s activities),” Vaidya said, adding that the RSS now has 57,000 shakhas across the country, out of which 12,000 were started after 2010. The meeting will also discuss how to “accommodate” the rising number of Sangh members, he added.
According to sources, orientation programme will be held for the prant pracharaks followed by meetings with senior RSS office bearers. On July 16 and July 17, top functionaries will hold meetings with kshetra pracharaks. All top office bearers, including RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, will remain present
An office bearer said that pracharaks of all prants and kshetras will present details of activities planned in their respective areas for next one year based on which the senior office bearers will line up their tour to different prants.
(With inputs from Lalmani Verma)
Sunni outfit reaches venue, wants Bhagwat to answer six questions
Lucknow: A three-member delegation of All India Sunni Ulema Council (AISUC), led by its chief Haji Aqeel Ahmed reached the venue where RSS annual meet is being held and requested to meet Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat with a letter containing a set of six questions.
AISUC general secretary Haji Mohammad Salees said the Sangh workers accepted the letter and promised that they would forward it to Bhagwat. RSS’s All India Prachar Pramukh, Manmohan Vaidya, however, denied having received any such letter. “I have not received any such letter,” he said.
This is the second time the council leaders had sought to meet the RSS chief. Two years ago, when the organisation’s meeting was held here, the leaders could not meet Bhagwat. However, a senior RSS leader was later sent to meet them. ENS
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