RSS has become irrelevant, what is the use of Bhagwat speaking now: Congress

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New Delhi/Mumbai. The Congress on Wednesday targeted Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat over his recent remarks and claimed that when the RSS has become irrelevant, what is the use of Bhagwat speaking. The party’s media cell chief Pawan Khera also said that in the last 10 years, Bhagwat had remained silent on many important issues, but is speaking now.

Addressing a gathering of RSS trainees at the closing ceremony of the organisation’s ‘Karyakarta Vikas Varg-II’ at Dr Hedgewar Smriti Bhavan premises in Nagpur on June 10, Bhagwat had said that there is a need for consensus between the ruling party and the opposition so that work can be done for the common people. Bhagwat had also said that elections are held to get a majority and it is a competition, not a war.

Kheda said in a statement, “Mohan Bhagwat ji, the seed you sowed is now a flourishing babul tree, doing Vrikshasan. The fault is not of the soil, the fault is of the gardener. And that gardener is you.” He said, “When the farmers were being beaten by the weather and the police outside the capital, you were silent. When a Dalit girl was raped and murdered in Hathras, you were silent. When the rapists of Bilkis Bano were released and your ideological brothers welcomed them, you were silent. When Dalits were being urinated in the mouths, you were silent. When Pehlu Khan and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad were killed, you were silent and when the connection of Kanhaiya Lal’s killers with BJP was exposed, you were silent.”

Kheda said, “Your (Bhagwat) silence and Narendra Modi have made you and the Sangh irrelevant. What is the use of speaking now?” Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh posted on ‘X’, “Bhagwat ji, do you remember that couplet of Sant Kabir: Why did you keep doing it, why should you repent now? You sowed acacia tree, where did you get mangoes from. But it is said that what is the use of repenting now when the birds have eaten the crop.”

Will PM Modi visit Manipur after Bhagwat’s remarks: Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena (UBT) president Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday questioned whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the northeastern state after Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat’s remarks on the situation in Manipur. Addressing a press conference here, the former Maharashtra chief minister also asked what changes have taken place on the ground after the abrogation of Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir?

Violence between the Meitei and Kuki communities has been continuing in Manipur since May last year. So far, about 200 people have been killed in this violence, while thousands of people have been displaced due to large-scale arson and many houses and government buildings have been burnt to ashes. In the last few days, reports of fresh incidents of violence came from Jiribam in Manipur. RSS chief Bhagwat on Monday expressed concern over the failure to establish peace in Manipur even after a year of violence and said that the situation in the conflict-ridden northeastern state should be considered on priority.

Thackeray asked, “Mohan Bhagwat said that Manipur is burning. He has said this after at least a year. Will the Prime Minister and Home Minister not go there? Referring to the situation in Manipur and Jammu and Kashmir, he said that if Narendra Modi cannot handle it, then he has no right to remain Prime Minister for the third time. Thackeray claimed that Jammu and Kashmir is boiling. He asked, “People are losing their lives. Who is responsible for the terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir?” The Shiv Sena (UBT) leader said, “I am worried about the future of the country and not the future of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.”

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