Analysis

RSS Mission 2014

By AG Khan

Indore / Ujjain: With three mega events organised in quick succession within three months, there should be no doubt that RSS is preparing the ground for 2014 - one year in advance. Needless to say that it is fully confident of BJP doing a hat-trick in the December 2013 assembly polls.

While November 2012 witnessed an ambitious project worth Rs 250 crores, linking river Narmada with Kshipra (both being highly revered rivers), December 2012 saw an all India tribal conclave of 3000 delegates from all parts of the country. The organisation wants its mission to reach every nook and corner of the country. The mega-event of inviting 1.5 lakh swayamsevaks from 15 districts of Malwa region for a regional convention is to motivate cadres for future mission. The November programme was addressed by L.K. Advani who was all praise for Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s sushasan (good governance). The latter programmes were addressed by RSS chief (sarsanghchalak) Mohan Bhagwat.

It seems that the Sangh wants to promote Shivraj Singh as the prospective P.M. candidate if NDA allies refuse to accept Modi. The soft spoken C.M. of M.P. may not be popular with aggressive proponents of Hindutva but is more likely to be acceptable to BJP’s allies like JD (U). With half a dozen national and equal number of international awards to his credit, Shivraj Singh is extremely popular among BJP leaders. Sangh’s first preference, of course, will be Narendra Modi but in the absence of any consensus among NDA constituents, Chouhan shall be the spare wheel in the BJP’s chariot. Since Gadkari, an RSS nominee, will be a liability during the crucial election campaign, the Sangh may nominate Shivraj to lead the poll campaign. Thus, in Chouhan, Sangh finds a two-in-one.

In a demonstration of its organisational skills, November 2012 also witnessed marathon processions of cadres on the occasion of Dassehra (Vijaya Dashmi) synchronised in 26 cities of the state. Under the dharna jagaran project, 2485 villages of tribal districts of Dhar-Jhabua, every Hindu family was contacted. In each village a Hanuman temple was built. During the last few years, Hanuman jayanti is observed with more enthusiasm than Ram Navmi or other festivals. A Hindu sangam of 2.5 lakh tribals was organised in Jhabua district - the home district of state Congress president Kantilal Bhuria. BJP is determined to give Bhuria a humiliating defeat in his citadel.

Expansion of Sangh shakhas has been going on continuously for several months. Other Sangh-affiliated organisations too have been asked to intensify their expansion activities. The 6 January programme at Vivekanand Nagar on a 120-acre ground was publicised not only within the country but also in 53 other countries.

With such inroads in each village, the saffron organisation has a net work of lakhs of active workers who work with a sense of dedication round the clock, throughout the year. If Sunil Joshi could mobilise a team of diehards, credit should go to the untiring efforts each pracharak is enjoined to demonstrate.

NIA is reported to have closely monitored the entire field trying to locate the absconders of bomb blasts undertaken by saffron terrorists. In the largest operation by the NIA so far, two hundred persons were deployed to find clues at 61 spots including Hatod, Depalpur, Dewas and Bengali Square. 

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 February 2013 on page no. 11

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