Addressing a meeting of the Congress Seva Dal, Gandhi asked Congress men to counter the hatred spread by the BJP and its ideological fountainhead RSS with love.
Mohan Bhagwat claimed that ancestors of all sections of the Indian population, apart from those of Afghanistan and Pakistan, were the same.
The Congress leader said that his party has a view different from the ruling BJP when it comes to functioning of key institutions.
Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) firmly believes that India should have a robust e-Commerce policy to protect the interests of 13 crore people engaged in retail trade and crores of people in small and medium industries, the Sangh's economic wing said in the resolution passed in its national convention in Madurai.
In a bid to "contextualise" the comments, the RSS in a statement issued by spokesperson Arun Kumar said Joshi had made these remarks on Thursday at the ongoing Kumbh in Praygraj in Uttar Pradesh.
Velingkar, who heads Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM), a political outfit, was talking to a group of reporters in Panaji recently.
The RSS also described Modi's comments as a "positive step" towards the temple construction.
By using the slogan "Chowkidar Chor Hai" (the country's watchman is a thief), the editorial said, Thackeray was calling himself and his party ministers thieves.
The RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said religion should not be just read in books but be implemented as a way of life, and that humans should behave like human beings.
Without naming the BJP, Joshi added, "We are not begging for it. We are expressing our emotions. The country wants 'Ram rajya'."
The VHP has said the rally, to be addressed by RSS's executive head Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi, will be an attempt to give a clarion call to the Union government to enact a legislation, if need be, for the construction of the temple.
Addressing a public rally here, senior Sangh leader Dattatreya Hosabale said though a separate bench has been formed by the supreme court, which is hearing the Ayodhya title suits, no decision has been taken yet on the pending issue.
"TRS is not Telangana Rashtra Samiti, it's Telangana Rashtriya Sangh Parivar. It's a B team of the RSS and BJP," he told an election rally here.
He said the modern name of 'tanashaahi' was Amit Shah and that Narendra Modi was "not prime ministerial" in his campaign as he indulged in "falsification of history and abuse of political rivals".
The members of the BJP and its mentor the RSS had gathered in front of Cliff House-- Vijayan's official residence at Nanthancode in Thiruvananthapuram.
The FIR was lodged on Thursday by one Gaurav Gupta against Rana Sultan Javed, Zeeshan, Haroon Khan, Shafiq and King Khan at city police station.
In the Sabarimala protests, the Left government’s stand is seen as hurting Hindu faith and pride. It is perceived as the battle between the atheist and the believer, where the atheist is insensitive towards religious faith and traditions
Social worker Mohanish Jeevanlal Jabalpure had approached the sessions court seeking action under the Arms Act against Bhagwat and RSS member Anil Bhokhare for using batons in public place.
Earlier in the day, state Congress chief Kamal Nath accused BJP of "distorting" the RSS reference in his party's manifesto to divert public attention
Addressing a press conference at the end of a three-day national executive body meeting of the RSS here in Thane district, Joshi said, "We expected the court to decide on the Ram Janmabhoomi issue taking into consideration the sentiments of the Hindu community."
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), however, rubbished his charge, saying Parrikar was not being forced to continue as the chief minister and that his health condition was improving.
The agitation was a "planned and deliberate attempt" to create an atmosphere of tension in the state, Vijayan told reporters here.
Speaking as the chief guest at a programme, Bhagwat emphasised the need to take Ayurveda to the maximum number of people.
The BJP, however, countered the allegation, saying the CPI(M)-led LDF government was trying to tarnish the Ayyappa Temple and was responsible for creating tension at the holy shrine.
"In such a situation, non voting or using the provision of None of the Above (NOTA) goes in favour of the one who is most ineffective. So, 100 per cent voting is essential keeping in mind national interest as supreme without getting swayed by campaigns of all sides," he said.