Amid economic slowdown, RSS speeds up outreach
New Delhi: Amid the economic slowdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has got right wing Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS), Chief Mohan Bhagwat to increase his outreach and target people on important issues, including Kashmir.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat discussed the issues related to constitutional amendments needed to “integrate” the troubled Jammu and Kashmir. The RSS chief met a cross section of people in New Delhi.
Continuing his outreach programmes, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday met intellectuals from different walks of life and officials of different government and NGOs here at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts.
The event, attended by Vice Chancellors of various central universities, heads of PSUs, top bosses of other government-run organisations and eminent personalities like doctors, former bureaucrats, lawyers and industrialists, was a indoor meeting.
The meeting of the RSS chief with the top intellectuals of the country assumes significance as the government is under attack within and from the opposition as well over the state of economy.
“After Vijaya Dashmi speech, Sarsanghachalakji meets people from different walks of life and discusses issues raised in his speech. He discussed the issues here also,” Manmohan Vaidya, the head of RSS Publicity Department (Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh) told IANS.
Bhagwat also got feedback from the invitees about the working of RSS and the improvement needed in the organisation.
Besides the RSS chief, senior functionaries like Bhaiyaji Joshi, Krishna Gopal and Dattatreya Hosabale, Manmohan Vaidya attended the meet.
Before reaching Delhi, Bhagwat met with a minor accident during his return from Vrindavan in the morning.
Bhagwat, since last few years, has been meeting industrialists, educationists, diplomats and intellectuals from different walks of life to strengthen the saffron organisation.
Recently, Bhagwat met diplomats of different countries here at a function organised by India Foundaion.
During his Dussehra speech, Bhagwat had raised concerns about constitutional provisions like Article 35(a), that empowers the state’s legislature to define Jammu and Kashmir residents and accord citizenship rights to them, for the “backward life” of these Hindu migrants and also Kashmiri Hindus, who migrated from the valley in early 1990s when an armed insurgency broke out in the state, saying their condition “remains as it is”.