Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said that branding some incidents of social violence as lynching are actually meant to defame our country, Hindu society and create fear among some communities.
While addressing the swayamsevaks at Reshimbagh ground in Nagpur, Bhagwat further said that lynching is alien to Bharat and actually has its references elsewhere. “In such incidents, RSS members do not get involved rather they try to stop it,” he added.
Bhagwat also hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government’s move of abrogating Article 370. He said, “The move of the re-elected regime to nullify Article 370 has once again proved that it has the courage to fulfil those expectations and respect people’s sentiments and wishes in the interest of the country.”
The RSS chief said that the nation by electing the new government with an increased number of seats has endorsed its past performance and expressed a lot of expectations for the future.
He further stated that the world was eager to know if 2019 elections in such a huge country will be conducted smoothly. “Democracy in India is not something imported but a practice prevalent for centuries,” said Mohan Bhagwat.
Mohan Bhagwat also added that the security alertness along our land and maritime borders is better now. “However the number of guards and checkposts on land borders, and surveillance along the maritime border, especially on islands, have to be increased,” he said.
“A developed Bharat creates fear in the minds of vested interests - such forces don’t not want Bharat to be strong and vibrant,” Bhagwat said.
Earlier in the day, Mohan Bhagwat Mohan Bhagwat performed 'shastra puja' at the annual Vijayadashmi festival in Maharashtra's Nagpur city. He was also seen giving a thumbs up while the RSS band performed after drill exercises by swayamsevaks.
HCL founder Shiv Nadar is the chief guest for this year's event. Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Gen V K Singh (retd) and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis were among the others present at the event.
It is worth mentioning here that Dussehra holds a special importance for sarsanghchalaks as the RSS was founded on this day in 1925.