OROP, Patel quota issues to figure in RSS-BJP meet

Updated - November 16, 2021 04:17 pm IST

Published - September 01, 2015 03:02 am IST - New Delhi:

The RSS has strong feelings on the stir by retired Army personnel on the OROP issue and the subject will be raised. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

The RSS has strong feelings on the stir by retired Army personnel on the OROP issue and the subject will be raised. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

The One Rank One Pension (OROP) issue and the recent agitation for Patidar (Patel) reservation in Gujarat, as well as the Census data on religious communities will figure in the three day co-ordination meeting between the BJP and the RSS in New Delhi from Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, top Cabinet ministers of the NDA government like Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Roads and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, along with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and BJP president Amit Shah will attend.

Confirming the agenda, RSS prachar pramukh Manmohan Vaidya said that, “political issues will be discussed if they come up.”

According to Mr. Vaidya, the RSS had concerns about issues like the census figures of religious communities released recently.

“The co-ordination meeting between the BJP and the RSS is a routine annual event. This time, however, it is also a little different since there has been an unprecedented expansion in the membership of the RSS. Last year, the number of new recruits for our first year shakha was 80,000, this year it is 1,50,000,” he said.

“This time 95 delegates from across the country will be attending in tune with this expansion,” he added.

The RSS has strong feelings on the stir by retired Army personnel on the OROP issue and the subject will be raised.

Mr. Vaidya did not confirm if strategy for the Bihar polls would also be taken up, although sources in the RSS have said that the coming polls will figure in the talks. “

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