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RSS not a remote control, wants strong India with Hindutva at core: Bhagwat

Vadodara: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said the organisation was not a “remote control” and its aim was to build a strong nation with ‘Hindutva’ at its core.

“The Sangh’s aim is to build a strong India with the right leader and with Hindutva at its core,” Bhagwat said, addressing the concluding function of a four-day-long meeting of RSS pracharaks from Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa in Vadodara.

“There is a need to bring the right kind of change in the society based on the ideology of Hindutva,” he said.

RSS will strive to bring about right changes in the society to make the nation strong in the hands of a “right leader”, he said without naming anyone.

“RSS is not a remote control,” he said in an apparent reference to the allegation of opposition parties that it dictates terms to the BJP-led NDA Government.

“Many misgivings about the Sangh are prevailing in the society for various reasons and people talk about the Sangh without knowing about it or the essence of its activities.

“RSS is for peace and solution to all kinds of problems faced by the world and India, and Hindutva is the core of Hindustan, it is its identity,” RSS supremo said.

“It is wrong to look at Hindutva as an ideology of a particular religion or community. Sangh does not ask anybody his caste or creed when he joins us after believing in our ideology,” he said.

Bhagwat also said RSS does not take any help from the government. “RSS does not beg for financial assistance from anybody,” he said.

“RSS is not for those who want to make money…only those whose integrity is not doubtful can become its members,” he said.

The world has now begun to recognise the importance of Hinduism, he said.

PTI