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    Why is RSS not registered and why doesn’t it pay tax: Prakash Ambedkar

    Mumbai: In a sharp attack against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, Prakash Ambedkar, chief of the Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM), alleged that Bhagwat did not follow Indian Constitution, but instead followed the ideology of Golwalkar Guruji (M S Golwakar, the second sarsanghachalak of the RSS).

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    RSS: Myth and Reality

    What the RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat said in his three-day outreach programme in the national capital beginning last Monday, is so unexceptionable, indeed, so wholesome, that you are left wondering what the controversy is all about the 92-year-old-organisation. He forthrightly explained his position on the very issues which the RSS’s critics invariably raise to dub it fascist. There was nothing fascist in his views frankly expressed before an invited audience which was

  • By tradition, nationalism and ancestry, we are all Hindus: Mohan Bhagwat

    New Delhi: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that the Sangh has reservations on the use of word “minority” and noted that it would always maintain that the people of the country are Hindus by tradition, nationalism, and ancestry. Bhagwat, who answered questions in the last part of his lecture series here, said the Sangh has evolved its views with the times. He said the word ‘minority’

  • Evolved outlook, character & style of RSS

    RSS sarsanghchalak Mohan Rao Bhagwat’s three-day lecture series in New Delhi titled “Future of Bharat: An RSS Perspective” is significant, representing as it does the organisation’s first effort at public outreach on such a large scale. Analysts have speculated that it is an answer to Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s recent characterisation of the RSS as the Indian version of the ‘Muslim Brotherhood’, an Islamist group that combines social work with political activism

  • Why no noise over cattle smugglers attacking gaurakshaks, asks RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

    New Delhi: In the midst of a raging controversy over lynchings by cow vigilantes, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that there were “double standards” over violence in the name of cow with nobody making any “noise” about cattle smugglers attacking the gaurakshaks. He also emphasised that those genuinely involved in the service of the cow, including Muslims who maintain cow shelters, should not be linked to lynching incidents. “The cattle smugglers attack. There

  • RSS not against inter-caste marriage: Mohan Bhagwat

    New Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat Wednesday said the Hinduvta outfit was not against inter-caste marriage and it was an issue of compatibility between a man and woman. Answering wide-ranging questions on issues like inter-caste marriages, education as well as the caste system, Bhagwat also said if there is a census on inter-caste marriages, the maximum cases will be those from the Sangh. On the last day of the three-day mega outreach conclave by

  • There will be no Hindutva without Muslims in India: Mohan Bhagwat

    New Delhi: Often under attack for its “exclusionary” agenda, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said there will be no “Hindu rashtra” without Muslims in India and Hindutva encompasses fraternity and unity in diversity. Expounding on the Hindutva concept in his second of the three-day lecture series, he said that Hindutva was the basic thought of all communities residing in India.

  • RSS never asks its volunteers to work for a particular party: Mohan Bhagwat

    New Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat asserted Tuesday that the Hindutva organisation never asks its volunteers to work for any particular party but does advise them to back those working in the national interest. Bhagwat’s comments, on the second day of a three-day conclave organised by the RSS, sought to distinguish between its functioning and the work of the BJP, which is seen to be ideologically affiliated to the organisation with many top leaders,

  • ‘People target Sangh out of fear of its increasing power,’ says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

    New Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday said the organisation has emerged as a “power” in the country and many people target it out of fear. “Its (RSS) work gets advertised automatically when its power increases. And when its work gets popular, then people try to learn more about it. And then few people target Sangh out of fear of its increasing power which is quite natural,” he said at an outreach event

  • In US, RSS calls Sharmila Pataudi match ‘love jihad’

    Chicago: The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) has gone back to its favourite topic, love jihad. A controversy erupted at the World Hindu Congress, when in the presence of Mohan Bhagwat, the sarsanghchalak, there was a discussion on Bollywood star of yore, Sharmila Tagore, and her marriage to Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi marriage was referred to as an instance of ‘love jihad.’

  • Invitation to Rahul Gandhi: RSS master-stroke!

    Indian politics seems to be crossing a difficult ghat with many steep slopes and curves. The pointer is that the Congress boss Rahul Gandhi is likely to receive a formal invitation from Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat to attend the organisation’s gathering at Nagpur, soon. If the media gossip holds any truth, the RSS has decided to invite him when Bhagwat would deliver the key-note address. And if Rahul accepts

  • After Pranab Mukherjee, now Ratan Tata to share dais with RSS chief

    Mumbai: Industrialist Ratan Tata will be sharing the stage with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at an event here next month. The development comes after former president Pranab Mukherjee attended a function of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Nagpur last month.

  • Pranab Mukherjee refuses to join in the incantation of RSS prayers at Nagpur event

    Nagpur: Former president Pranab Mukherjee refused to be drawn into the RSS rituals. Flanked by men in khaki, he stood up for the RSS prayer, but refused to join in the incantation – not even token mutterings. He also refused to take the customary RSS salute, unlike all others on the stage. He stood with a slight hunch, as if cringing under the unsavoury controversy that had preceded his visit.

  • Pranab Mukherjee speaks on nation, nationalism and patriotism at RSS event

    Nagpur: Former President Pranab Mukherjee did not disappoint the nation. Presiding over an RSS event, he warned that any attempt to define India through “religion, dogma or intolerance” will only dilute the national identity. Also, he warned against narrow and parochial definitions of nationhood — such as religion and region.

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    Web Wars: Rahul Gandhi doing low level politics, says RSS

    Nagpur: Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi’s video highlighting the ‘anti-Dalit’ statements of BJP and RSS leaders, the Sangh accused the Congress president of indulging in “low level politics” and misguiding the society with “lies”.

  • Bhagwat’s apt call against hypocrisy

    When RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat dabbles in politics, he often makes a hash of it. His barbed words about the need to review reservations for scheduled castes and tribes on the eve of the Bihar Assembly elections had cost the BJP dearly. But such is the awe in which BJP leaders and cadres hold the RSS that there were only hushed tones of criticism of his statement.