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Radicals in RSS told to leave: Bhagwat

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has admitted that some members who held radical views were told to leave the organisation. File photo
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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has admitted that some members who held radical views were told to leave the organisation. File photo

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday admitted some of its members who held radical views were told to leave the organisation.

Asserting that there was no place for the radicals, Dr. Bhagwat lashed out at the Congress for giving a terror tag to his outfit, alleging that it was part of a conspiracy against the Sangh.

Trashing allegations linking the RSS to terror attacks following right-wing activist Swami Aseemanand's reported confession, Dr. Bhagwat said those accused in various blasts were not connected with the organisation.

Responding to Dr. Bhagwat's remarks, Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari said: “Rather than the rats deserting the ship, it seems to be a case of the ship deserting the rats.”

“Of the majority of the people whom the government has accused [in various blast cases], a few have left voluntarily and a few [have been] told by the Sangh: this extremism will not work here, so you go away,” Dr. Bhagwat told a public meeting here. He also hit out at the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance for “maligning the Sangh's image.”

On Hindutva, he said, “Extremism is not Hindutva. Hindutva is all-inclusive and it is our identity.”

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Now what was the Rath Yatra taken by Mr. L.K. Advani in 1990? Wherever he went, he left a trail of death, arson, and destruction. What was the Babri Masjid demolition? Neither the Centre nor the State Government did anything to stop it. Riots followed everywhere. What was Godhra killing /Gujarat Riots? What about the burning alive of Rev. Staines and his two young boys in their car? He had spent 30 years or so working among the poor tribals. What about the bomb blast at Mahatma Gandhi's gathering? What about the cold blooded murder of Mahatma Gandhi? The people of India know the RSS / Sangh Privar are responsible for all this. Now the latest incidents of bomb blasts at Malegaon, Ajmer, Mecca Masjid, and Samjhauta Express. Does this in anyway build a modern India? The terrorists from across the border will simply sit back and watch the fun. It has never got into the small brains of these RSS types that we already have insurgency in Kashmir, Northeast, LeT etc., from across the border, Naxalite activity, etc; we also have China breathing down our necks. Just have a look across the border; Pakistan is in mess of its own making. They are blowing up/ killing their own people left right and centre without a care. This is what comes when religious extremism is given free rein like what Zia-ul-Haq did. The government should take action against these so called patriots on a war footing before we follow the same path to self destruction as Pakistan.

from:  Abbas
Posted on: Jan 11, 2011 at 12:06 IST

It would be great if all the political parties could adopt constructive politics. India as a leading democratic countries needs young, educated, and motivated leaders, who can peddle our country towards development. Religion, caste, and region based politics destroys the social network and eat away harmony and peace.

from:  Ravendra
Posted on: Jan 11, 2011 at 11:15 IST

When RSS and the Sangh associated political parties are making a hue and cry over the hanging of Afzal Guru, How can the leader of RSS be satisfied when the terrorist workers of the Sangh leave the organisation or when they are made to leave it. If they were so interested in getting Muslim organisations banned how do they justify the continuance of RSS?

from:  Deen Mohamed
Posted on: Jan 11, 2011 at 11:06 IST

First people are brainwashed then whey they start doing what RSS propogates they are asked to leave. Its just a face saving act. The saffron brigade is real danger to the nation.

from:  Kabir Arora
Posted on: Jan 11, 2011 at 10:41 IST

Admit that there are bad apples in every culture, region, religion, caste, creed, nation. Try to increase tolerance for others and not indulge in divisive politics for short term gains.

from:  Chanti
Posted on: Jan 11, 2011 at 02:34 IST
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