The expansion of the RSS across India

Updated - November 16, 2021 08:54 pm IST

Published - November 30, 2014 01:00 am IST

With the Bharatiya Janata Party in power, its ideological parent, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, has set itself a target of enrolling one crore volunteers. Even States such as West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, where regional parties have traditionally held sway, witness its expansion.


>The rise of the Saffron brigade

Though the Sangh’s thrust on Swadeshi and frugal ways of living are in sharp contrast with Narendra Modi’s economic policies, it needs the BJP to achieve the bigger goal of expanding its sphere of influence across the country

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>Testing the waters of the Hooghly

The RSS in West Bengal is aiming at the border areas to address the issue of Bangladeshi immigrants

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>Conquering the Tamil heartland

The RSS is trying to shed its image of being an organisation of the Brahmins

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