RSS Chief preaches Hindutva
Addressing the right-wing convention, RSS chief Mohan Rao Bhagwat and BJP supremo Rajnath Singh strongly advocated Hindutva and abrogation of Article 370 that guarantees special status to
The event was organized by the Foundation to commemorate the death anniversary of BJP ideologue and founder president of Bharatiya Janasangh, Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee.
The RSS chief forcefully advocated right-wing ideology saying that Hindutva was the fundamental constituent of Sangh and BJP ideology and the survival of these sister organizations was solely dependent on it. “Without Hindutva the political organization (BJP) and its ‘social’ wing (RSS) could not imagine to survive,” Bhagwat thundered. He said BJP was founded by Mookerjee solely for promoting Hindutva ideology and the party can’t go back on its core agenda.
“We can never forfeit the word Hindu and Hindutva as we would be rendered nonentities without these. We have to carry forward our Hindutva agenda, come what may,” Bhagwat said.
Calling for abrogation of Article 370 - guaranteeing special status to Jammu and Kashmir – Bhagwat said it was an important issue with both BJP and the RSS, as they are for “J&K’s integration with the Indian union.” He said abrogation of Article 370 would always remain a key issue for BJP and RSS.
In his address, the BJP president, Rajnath Singh, focused on the issues of militancy and doing away with the special status to
“We lost the recent parliamentary elections, still we are pleading the abrogation (of Article 370) as it is the fundamental duty of every ‘nationalist’ to struggle for J&K’s integration with the country. We cannot afford another division and thus it is our national cause to advocate abrogation of this discriminatory article,” he stressed.
Speaking in the morning session, former
“There is neither national security policy nor strategic planning in the country. The present government has failed in this regard,” Gill said while delivering the keynote address at the seminar on ‘Security of Northern Frontier and National Integration’. Charging the UPA government with caring little for the country’s strategic interests either in South Asia or in the global context, he said, “I tell you, the country’s security faces more danger from the politicians and their ideology than from
Others who addressed the morning session included former ambassador and visiting professor of
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