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Sunday Anchor: A new cosy arrangement

Vrindavan: (L-R) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, BJP President Nitin Gadkari and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi during the 'Heerak Jayanti' celebration at Vatsalya Gram in Vrindavan on Friday. PTI Photo (PTI10_22_2010_000161B)  

The three day Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Samanvay Baithak or co-ordination meeting held in Delhi between September 3 and 5 was important in both form and content.


>A new cosy arrangement

It is a sign of increasing confidence in the RSS, with growing numbers of enrolment and mainstream support but also owes a lot to a conscious effort by the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to learn from the lessons of the past.

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>RSS is in it and outside it: M.G. Vaidya

At 92, M.G. Vaidya has seen it all when it comes to the nine-decade-old history of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh—the three bans, isolation, internal conflicts over joining politics, ferment and resurgence, changing power equations with the BJP, and finally the storming to power [of the BJP] with a forceful majority in 2014.

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