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.
The beef traders called off their four-day-long strike yesterday, citing assurance by the police that they would not allow harassment of dealers who import beef from Belagavi in Karnataka at the state border.
He will hoist the flag on January 26 in a school on the outskirts of Palakkad, RSS members said
Several towns and cities in Maharashtra were on the edge today as Dalit protests against Monday's violence in Pune spilled over to Mumbai, with agitators damaging scores of buses, and disrupting road and rail traffic, officials said.
Rahul Gandhi blamed the BJP and RSS over the violence after Right-Wing groups were accused of sparking unrest.
The meeting in Delhi, which kicked off on Thursday, is being attended by RSS Joint General Secretary Dr Krishna Gopal, BJP chief Amit Shah, leaders of RSS-affiliates Swadeshi Jagran Manch, Bhartiya Kisan Sangh, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, Sahakar Bharati, Akhil Bharatiya Grahak Panchayat and Laghu Udyog Bharti.
The RSS held a two-day meeting here on the importance of social harmony and family values. State ministers, including Arun Chaturvedi, Gulab Chand Kataria, Vasudev Devnanai, and BJP leaders Satish Punia, Ashok Parnami took part in the meeting.
The two-week-long campaign will conclude on Tuesday. The padyatra was flagged-off by Shah on October 3 from Kannur, the northern district of the state with a history of clashes between CPI(M) and BJP-RSS workers.
More than a million Rohingya people have left Myanmar to escape the violence following military backlash against the Muslim minority after militants raided police posts on August 25
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that it was unfair to link cow protection with violent incidents or communal feelings without knowing the facts.
The accident happened after the tyre of an escort vehicle in Bhagwat's motorcade burst, Sangh Prachar Pramukh Manmohan Vaidya said.
Speaking to News18 from Nagpur, BMS general secretary Vrijesh Upadhyay said, “The concerns of labour reforms are common to all of us, so it does not matter who is backed by the Left and who is backed by the Right…. We will have activists from across affiliations in march to Parliament.”
"Love Jihad is a dangerous trend. The Supreme Court has already passed an order on it and the NIA is investigating it," said the leader.