It reveals Modi's plan to appoint officers of RSS's choice into the central services by manipulating the merit list using subjective criteria, instead of exam rankings, Rahul Gandhi claimed.
"BJP is trying to enter South India through Karnataka and we should stop them. It is a danger signal for the diversity of South India," he added. Sharply criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chidambaram said he should maintain the dignity of his post.
The SJM's letter to the prime minister, asking him to ensure that interest of those at the bottom of the pyramid in retail and agriculture space are safeguarded, came on a day Walmart Inc acquired 77 percent stake in Flipkart.
SJM has previously suggested that the government monetise Air India's assets to repay debt, rather than selling its stake
In a statement, RSS' 'prachar pramukh' (chief information officer) Arun Kumar said the Sangh has been working towards creating a cohesive society on the basis of love and affection where it wants everyone to live in harmony without any caste based discrimination.
Congress leaders Kapil Sibal and Vivek Tankha said they agreed with the Supreme Court's contention that PILs are filed for political considerations and with the hope of an intended outcome and alleged the current case was done on the directions of RSS leader Bhayyaji Joshi.
Shah arrived at the RSS headquarters in the city's Mahal area around 12.20 pm and left at 4.40 pm.
Bhiwandi Judicial Magistrate A A Shaikh was slated to frame charges, a crucial prosecution step heralding formal trial, in the case filed by an RSS worker.
This is Bhagwat’s second visit to BSE this year. He had earlier visited BSE to deliver a talk on ‘Nationalism and Ethical Practices in Business.’
Interacting with the city's traders here, Gandhi said if voted to power, the Congress would free these institutions from the RSS control.
"Shivaji is needed in every house; he should be born in my house. We should start from ourselves," Bhagwat said.
The former Rajasthan chief minister said Congress leaders are capable of countering the RSS-BJP combine ideologically and politically. He asked the BJP to fight the Congress on policies and principles.
RSS demand for the deportation of illegal migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, saying their presence in Jammu and Kashmir posed a security threat to the country.
The incident, which the police claimed was perpetrated by two drunk men, assumed political significance as it came after a BJP leader indicated that statues of the rationalist leader could be the next to be pulled down after a statute of Communist icon Lenin was razed by suspected BJP workers in Tripura.
A few state BJP leaders were also invited to the meeting on Sunday morning. One of the leaders who was invited said the mood was upbeat. The RSS always takes greater pride in decimating the Communists, its ideological opponent, than helping the BJP defeat the Congress or some other regional party, the leader said.
The topic of discussion during the four-hour long meeting could not be known as the BJP president did not field questions from the media once he came out of the RSS headquarters. He reached the venue at 2:55 pm and left around 6:40pm.
The conversation underscores some of the basic tenets of organisation building (or man-making in Sangh parlance) in the RSS aimed at de-hyphenating political power from the core ideological apparatus.
On the last leg of his four-day bus tour of Hyderabad – Karnataka region ahead of Karnataka Assembly polls, Rahul, during his interaction with professionals and business leaders, said, “RSS is running the government. It has planted its people everywhere. Even secretaries in ministries are appointed by the RSS.”
Gandhi slammed Bhagwat over his remarks that the RSS could "prepare" military personnel faster than the Army.
The comment has been met received widespread criticism with Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeting, "The RSS Chief's speech is an insult to every Indian, because it disrespects those who have died for our nation. It is an insult to our flag because it insults every soldier who ever saluted it. Shame on you Mr Bhagwat, for disrespecting our martyrs and our Army."
The RSS chief said this while addressing the workers at Zila school ground on the last day of his six-day visit of Muzaffarpur.
SJM co-convenor Ashwani Mahajan said it was heartening to note that the government had announced a health protection scheme, which will reach out to 50 crore people by offering up to Rs 5 lakh cover for illnesses.
The hearing was deferred after Gandhi's counsel sought time for his client to appear before the court, citing his political commitments.
Though details of the deliberations were not immediately clear, sources said the political situation in the northeast region was at the centre of the discussion of this meet.
Brijesh Upadhyay, general secretary of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, said salaried class employees shouldn’t be paying taxes. He said such a thing can be achieved if only best practices are followed.