The RSS has called the top leadership of the BJP and all its 40 allied organisations for its three-day annual coordination meeting in Mathura from September 1 to take stock of the work done by them, said a senior functionary. The meeting will also hold deliberations on prevalent issues, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh functionary said.
The killings of RSS cadres in Left-ruled Kerala and the recent violence in Haryana after the arrest of Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim will be among the issues discussed at the three-day conclave, he said. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi, BJP president Amit Shah and VHP’s Pravin Togadia are likely to attend the meeting.
This will be the first major meeting of the RSS in Uttar Pradesh since the BJP came to power. Some state BJP leaders are also expected to attend. When contacted, RSS ‘prachar pramukh’ Manmohan Vaidya termed the meeting a routine affair. It was a platform for all sections of the parivar to share details of the work done by them in their respective fields, he said.