Only ‘RSS hatao’ will help dist. see development: CM’s media adviser

Those not elected are exercising power, says Dinesh Amin Mattu

August 28, 2017 09:12 am | Updated 09:13 am IST - MANGALURU

A view of the gathering at the 11th city conference of DYFI at Sahodaya in Mangaluru on Sunday.

A view of the gathering at the 11th city conference of DYFI at Sahodaya in Mangaluru on Sunday.

Rather than “Mangaluru Chalo” there should be “RSS hatao” programme. Only if Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh moves out from Dakshina Kannada, one can see development here, said Dinesh Amin Mattu, media adviser to Chief Minister, here on Sunday.

Speaking at the 11th Mangaluru city conference of the Democratic Youth Federation of India, Mr. Mattu said that the RSS was actively involved in the politics of Bharatiya Janata Party.

“What we are seeing is the rule of those who are not elected by people. What is the stature of B.L. Santosh (RSS activist and BJP National Joint Organising Secretary), Mohan Bhagwat and Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat, who have an active role in the BJP,” he said.

Mr. Mattu accused the RSS of holding campaigns to polarise voters on caste and religious lines that will help the BJP. Citing reports of Mr. Santosh leading the proposed “Mangaluru Chalo”, from September 5 to Spetmber 7, by the BJP Yuva Morcha, Mr. Mattu said that the people of the region should demand RSS hatao.

Recalling his younger days that he spent in Dakshina Kannada, Mr. Mattu said that a lot has changed in the last three decades and the district has turned into a communally sensitive region. “The educational and religious institutions, which made this land known for communal harmony, are now the cause for making this a communally sensitive region.” Mr. Mattu said that it was important to have a prolonged ideological fight against efforts to destroy religious and cultural diversity.

DYFI State president Muneer Katipalla also spoke.

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