Chief Minister Supports Govt Employees Attending RSS!

Tue Jan 24 2023 14:18:19 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)

Hindu organisations Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Sangh Parivar, and Vishva Hindu Parishad(VHP) have been active in India for a very long time. But its operation increased in the past eight years. After the Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls the bodies started seeing a rise.

With people from RSS and ABVP backgrounds becoming legislators they are flaunting their ideologies. We can find many key leaders from the party with an RSS background. Forget about others, even Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah are from RSS and ventured into politics.

Now the same bodies have landed in a big controversy in Madhya Pradesh. The opposition party leaders are alleging that government employees are getting into RSS shakhas which is not a good sign. They are even demanding that a list of such employees should be prepared.

Congress senior leader Kantilal Bhuria who is serving as an MLA said that government employees are also attending Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) shakhas on Sunday and they should be fixed so that they won't repeat their mistakes. Having said that the former Ministers maintained a list of such employees is being prepared.

Raising a strong objection, the ex-Minister said that being government employees they are attending the Shakhas and even sought media intervention in this. However, the ruling party hit back at his comments and asked what is wrong with government employees attending the RSS Shakhas.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reacted to the criticism. Saying that the organisation has lakhs of volunteers who are ready to die for the country, he asked what issue the opposition has with this.

"The RSS is an organisation of patriots. Such a process of personality building has started through this organisation that lakhs of volunteers are ready to live and die for the country," the Chief Minister said.

The ruling party and the opposition party are at loggerheads on this. However many say that no rule position says that employees should not take part in religious gatherings. Though RSS landed in a few controversies there is no ban on similar bodies.